Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NBC Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Symphony No. 40

The NBC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Arturo Toscanini, performs from the first movement of Mozart's Symphony No 40, in G minor, KV. 550live at the 8-H Studio in New York City on Dec, 4, 1948. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed the symphony on July 25, 1788. The minor key gives it a feel of melancholy, symbolic of the way Mozart was feeling at the time he composed this great work. Although, it must be added, that it finishes with a more hopeful flourish.