feature a solo violinist with orchestra, and the Mozart Concertos above feature a French horn soloist, and a flute/harp duo as soloists. Works for Solo Piano The piano had been in existence for less than fifty years when Mozart was born. Like Haydn, Mozart embraced the possibilities of this successor to the harpsichord. His piano sonatas are replete with beautiful melodies, shimmering passage work, and a unique elegant clarity. 4-12. Rondo in D major , Mozart Listen for: This historic performance took place at Vienna's Musikverein . Vladimir Horowitz , one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, performs here during his later years. Works for Piano and Orchestra Mozart composed 26 piano concertos . In a 1980's article entitled "Those Mini-Operas called Mozart's Piano Concertos", the author aptly describes the way Mozart treated the piano concerto genre. Each theme has its own characterization, much in the way Mozart wrote opera. 4-13. Piano Concerto in B-flat major, K. 595 , Mozart Third movement: Allegro Listen for: Playful character of main theme. This performance is by the great Spanish pianist, Alicia de Larrocha . Symphonies Mozart composed 41 symphonies. The earliest of these works sound much like Haydn, whereas his more mature symphonies (from about No. 23 onward), sound distinctively like Mozart. All the Mozart Symphony Listening examples feature Karl Böhm conducting the Vienna Philharmonic (on a personal note, your instructor lived in Vienna for a period of time studying music and had the opportunity to hear Maestro Böhm and the Vienna Philharmonic perform there). Listen for: Bright orchestration, tuneful melodies, and a sound that is unmistakably Mozart. 4-14. Symphony No. 29 in A major Mozart
Watch Video First movement: Allegro moderato Duration: (9:13) Watch Video Second movement: Andante Duration: (6:39) Watch Video Third movement: Menuetto Duration: (3:39)
Watch Video Fourth movement: Allegro con spirito Duration: (5:12) 4-15. Symphony No. 38 in D major "Prague" Mozart Watch Video First movement, Part One: Adagio Duration: (3:36) Watch Video First movement, Part Two: Allegro Duration: (7:31)
Watch Video Second movement, Andante Duration: (9:19) Watch Video Third movement, Finale: Presto Duration: (6:25) 4-16. Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major Mozart Watch Video First movement: Adagio - Allegro. Duration: (8:43) Watch Video Second movement: Andante
Duration: (7:49) Watch Video Third movement: Menuetto & Trio Duration: (4:20) Watch Video Fourth movement: Allegro Duration: (4:16) 4-17. Symphony No. 40 in G minor Mozart Watch Video First movement: Molto Allegro
Duration: (8:53) Watch Video Second movement: Andante Duration: (7:42) Watch Video Third movement: Menuetto Duration: (4:40) Watch Video Fourth movement: Finale: Allegro assai Duration: (5:05)
4-18. Symphony No. 41 in C major (K. 551) "Jupiter" Watch Video First movement: Allegro vivace Duration: (8:08) Watch Video Second movement: Andante cantabile Duration: (7:32) Watch Video Third movement: Menuetto-Allegretto Duration: (5:22)
Watch Video Fourth movement: Molto Allegro Duration: (6:26) The World of Opera in Mozart's Day.
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