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Mozart – Symphony Nos 39 – 40 – 41 (Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Harnoncourt)

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the most innovative and influential conductors of the second half of the 20th century, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550; and Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony).
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Mozart – Symphony No. 20

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 20 in D major, K. 133. The work was composed in July, 1772, when the composer was sixteen years old. This symphony is one of many written during the period Mozart stayed in Salzburg, between two trips to Italy. Compared to other symphonies Mozart wrote in this period, the scoring is extravagant, featuring two trumpets in addition to the standard oboes, horns, and strings. The key of D major, which is a key often reserved for ceremonial music, is well suited to the presence of these trumpets. This symphony seems to be a milestone for Mozart, further separating him from simply the “gallant” style and he puts more of his own unique personality and energy into the work.
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Mozart – Symphony No. 19 (Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood)

Conducted by Christopher Hogwood, period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England, the Academy of Ancient Music performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132. The symphony was composed in July, 1772, when Mozart was 16-year-old.
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Mozart – Symphony No. 18 (Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood)

Conducted by Christopher Hogwood, period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England, the Academy of Ancient Music performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 18 in G major, K. 130.
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Mozart – Symphony No. 17 (Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood)

Conducted by Christopher Hogwood, period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England, the Academy of Ancient Music performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129.
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Mozart – Symphony No. 16

Conducted by Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128. This symphony is one of many written during the period in which Mozart stayed in Salzburg, between two trips to Italy. It is the first of three symphonies composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in May, 1772, when the composer was sixteen years old.
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