Mozart - Symphony No 41 “Jupiter”


Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony was the composer’s final work in the genre.  In a remarkable feat of creativity, Mozart composed his last three symphonies (the last two considered by many to be his finest) in under six weeks.  A review of this performance stated that “The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have seldom sounded better”.  Those of you who follow English football might think the picture above is a still from a Roy Hodgson interview on Match of the Day 1791.  Alan Hansen even then was complaining about “woeful defending”.  Those of you who don’t follow English football might like to ignore the previous two sentences and just listen to the music.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Benjamin Pope

Extract from the first movement