This is the full version of Mozart's Rondo Alla turka. One of the the most immediately recognisable and popular pieces of music in the repetoire whether played on the piano or by other instruments. It is a very adaptable piece stylistically and in the repetoire of classical musicians, folk bands, jazz groups and café style ensembles. A piece with many repeating sections making it from a concentration point of view quite difficult to perform. It was Mozart himself who titled the piece Alla turca (Turkish March) as the music was intended to imitate the sounds of the instruments in the then familiar Turkish military bands. Understood to have been composed in 1783, a tempo in the range 110-120 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute is suggested and little use of sustaining pedal is advised although it can be used more readily in the coda or closing section.