Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of Europe: Mozart's Symphony No. 40



The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, under the baton of Nicolaus Harnoncourt, performs Mozart's Symphony No. 40, KV. 550, in G minor; Mozart composed this four-movement piece in 1788. If there is any doubt as to Mozart's credentials as a musical genius this piece alone ought to convince any skeptics. Can you ever tire of listening to this uplifting masterpiece?

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2 comments:

  1. People often say that music in minor keys is sad. Mozart wrote uplifting and energetic music in minor keys. On the rare occasions when he wrote something sad, "Dove sono" from THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, for example, it is in a major key.
    Mozart is quite possibly the greatest of all composers.

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