Mozart Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 180g LP
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Like all the works he composed during his extremely productive years in
Vienna, Mozart’s last two symphonies are remarkable for their ambitious and
demanding individuality, despite the fact that they were written in the
amazingly short space of only six weeks. Any inference to the dire circumstances
in which the composer was living at the time might possibly be detected in the
grave character of Symphony No. 40 in G minor. The so-called Jupiter-Symphony,
however, which owes its name to the Roman god, brims over with an endless joy of
life. The powerful final movement with its combination of fugal technique, rondo
and sonata form is quite rightly regarded as a unique compositional achievement
in the classical era.
The Mozart specialist Carlo Maria Giulini, who only enters the recording studio
when he is quite totally sure of a thing, has set down a performance here which
does without orchestral fireworks and concentrates on a seemingly endless flow
of melody. The orchestral playing is light, airy and unpretentious, the strings
as soft as silk-what more could Mozart have wished for.
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Carlo Maria Guilini, conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
1. Molto allegro
3. Meneutto, allegretto
4. Allegro assai
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante cantabile
3. Menuetto, allegretto
4. Molto allegro