hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 13 in F major, K. 112. Concertmaster and conductor: Fabio Biondi. Recorded on June 10, 2021, at the hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt.
Mozart’s Symphony No. 13
Mozart wrote this concerto in Milan during his second journey to Italy in the autumn of 1771. The symphony is in four movements, the second of which is scored for strings alone. The third movement minuet may have been written earlier, and then incorporated into the symphony-the autograph manuscript shows the minuet copied in Leopold Mozart’s (Wolfgang Amadeus’ father) hand.
English music administrator, editor, and writer on music, sir Nicholas Kenyon describes Symphony No. 13 as the last in “conventional mode”-thereafter “we are in the beginnings of a different world.”
Its probable first performance was at a concert given by Leopold and Wolfgang Mozart at the residence of Albert Michael von Mayr, on 22 or 23 November 1771. This concert may also have seen the premiere of Mozart’s 12th symphony.
The four movements are (with start times in the video):
- [00:00] Allegro, 3/4
- [04:00] Andante, 2/4
- [07:48] Menuetto – Trio, 3/4
- [10:08] Molto allegro, 3/8
- Symphony No. 13 (Mozart) on Wikipedia
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