What are the differences between a symphony and a symphonic poem? [Explained]

A symphony and a symphonic poem are both significant forms of orchestral music that have contributed greatly to the development of Western classical music. While they share the commonality of being performed by orchestras, these two forms possess distinct characteristics and purposes. A symphony, originating from the Classical period, is often constructed with a specific, …

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 [Yunchan Lim]

Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Recorded on June 11, 2022, during the Semifinal Round Mozart Concerto at the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. Yunchan Lim was named the winner of the …

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 [Menahem Pressler]

Accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris, German-born Israeli-American pianist Menahem Pressler performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded on October 17, 2012, just before Pressler’s 90th birthday. Pressler passed away on May 6, 2023, aged 99.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 [Noa Wildschut]

Accompanied by the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra), the Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. As an encore, Wildschut plays the third movement from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert on October 13, …

Mozart: Symphony No. 28 [Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, François Leleux]

Conducted by François Leleux, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k. The exact composition date of the symphony is unknown, but it is one of Mozart’s Salzburg-era symphonies (1771-1777). It was probably composed in 1773 or 1774.