Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” [Lorin Maazel, Sinfónica de Galicia]

Conducted by the great American conductor Lorin Maazel (March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, also known as the Jupiter Symphony. It is the longest and last symphony that Mozart composed. The work is regarded as among the …

Mozart: Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle [Alexei Ogrintchouk, Sinfonietta Rīga]

Accompanied by the Sinfonietta Rīga, the Russian oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle”, a concert aria originally written for soprano and orchestra. Ogrintchouk also conducts the orchestra. Recorded on November 27, 2022, at the Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik [Sir Colin Davis & Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra]

Conducted by Sir Colin Davis, Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 in G major (K. 525), widely known as “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”. This concert took place in 1991 in the venerable ambiance of the Historischer Reichssaal Regensburg, Germany.

What is sonata form? [Explained]

Sonata form, also called sonata-allegro form or first movement form, is a structure for a movement of music that was commonly used during the Classical period (roughly, the 18th and early 19th centuries) and is still widely used today. It was often used for the first (and sometimes the last) movement of multi-movement works, such …

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 at the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. Yunchan Lim was named the winner of the 16th Van …

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.