Culmination and beginning
Mozart’s C major Symphony from 1788 – much later given the title »Jupiter« – has a unique aura: Completed in only a few days, the work is both a culmination and a new beginning. As the Viennese master’s final symphony, it summarises his personal experiences and the central elements of the genre. At the same time, however, K. 551 is also the first monumental work in a tradition that would come to define the 19th century. The finale is no longer a joyful conclusion, but rather the endpoint of a long process – achieved through five motifs that Mozart introduces one after the other before finally interweaving them with astonishing ingenuity.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ouvertüre zur Oper »Così fan tutte«
Béla Bartók Divertimento für Streichorchester Sz 113
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphonie Nr. 41 C-Dur KV 551 »Jupiter«
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