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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 02:58:54 PM »
Szell made me love it. I was at Severance in Jan '69 when 34 was first on the program (Prokofiev VC2 and Schumann 2 followed). And there was the famous Concertgebouw recording, coupled with a splendid Beethoven 5.

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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 03:00:31 PM »
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2015, 03:10:05 PM »
25, 39 and 41, in no particular order, of the rest of his symphonies.
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2015, 04:18:23 PM »
25
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2015, 04:28:56 PM »
35-41

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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2015, 08:56:25 PM »
25,28,29 - very appealing works by a younger Mozart.

34 - the Szell/Concertgebouw recording is a knockout.

38 - Probably my very favorite Mozart symphony.

39-41 - These have been favorites for 4 decades.

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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2015, 05:50:50 AM »
I have always had a liking for No. 29.
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2015, 07:31:55 AM »
29. That first movement is a real beauty.
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2015, 09:43:30 AM »
I've always had a sweet spot for the Haffner. Others than that I love all his late symphonies, and do not have any "favourites".

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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2015, 04:21:23 AM »
38 and 29
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »
35 and 41, no question.


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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2015, 12:28:00 PM »
F major KV 19a (Anh. 223) 1765
8  D major, K. 48   1768

18  F major KV 130       1772
26    E♭ major    K. 184/161a   1773
27    G major    K. 199/161b  1773
28    C major    K. 200/189k  1774
29    A major    K. 201/186a 1774
30    D major    K. 202/186b    1774

34    C major    K. 338    1780
39    E♭ major    K. 543    1788
40    G minor    K. 550     1788
41    C major    K. 551     1788
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2015, 11:42:29 PM »
F major KV 19a (Anh. 223) 1765
8  D major, K. 48   1768

18  F major KV 130       1772
26    E♭ major    K. 184/161a   1773
27    G major    K. 199/161b  1773
28    C major    K. 200/189k  1774
29    A major    K. 201/186a 1774
30    D major    K. 202/186b    1774

34    C major    K. 338    1780
39    E♭ major    K. 543    1788
40    G minor    K. 550     1788
41    C major    K. 551     1788

Yes I like K130 too, the thing which drew it to my attention was a recording by Bruno Maderna.
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2015, 10:48:26 AM »
Was it Alfred Einstein who said it was his first great symphony?  I put it in the middle years, I'd rather judge each period separate.  Pieces like that though remind me of the influence Mozart had on Schubert in his earlier years.

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Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2015, 08:23:23 PM »
Why didn't Mozart write any more symphonies in the last few years of his life? I know he didn't expect to die at 35, but still... Did he lose interest in symphonies? Or was it because he wasn't commissioned? If he had lived would he have written more symphonies?

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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2015, 10:21:38 PM »
I think we still do not know for sure what prompted him to write the last 3 in summer 1788 although it's not as mysterious as it was thought to be for a long time and they (or some of them) were probably played at some concert in the following winter or so.
But as you say, Mozart hardly ever wrote major works without a concrete commission (or clear opportunity to play/conduct/sell them).
So I am pretty sure he would have written more symphonies later on had he lived longer but in the last 3 years of his live he was sufficiently busy with other projects. 3 string quartets, 3 quintets, 3 operas, two concertos and many other pieces, and he also arranged four large scale works by Handel in that time.
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2015, 04:56:45 AM »
I've always liked The Linz.

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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2015, 05:53:17 AM »
Choosing between any of Mozart's symphonies from, oh, about #25 onward is kind of like choosing between different Steinways..  That said, I'm particularly fond of the Haffner and the Linz; those are the ones I've actually played.  Still, I look forward to playing the Jupiter sometime. ;D
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Re: Your Favorite Mozart Symphonies
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2015, 05:54:11 AM »
The ones that Mozart wrote. Those are the best! :) ...
What?  No fondness for #37, the one mostly written by Michael Haydn? ;D
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