Mozart’s 40th Symphony

Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Mozart’s 40th Symphony. Second movement. Third movement. Fourth movement. The famous chromatic bit at the start of the development of the fourth movement. Program notes written for a performance of the piece by Redwood Symphony.

Other performances:

Harnoncourt conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien much later.

Second movement.

Third movement.

Fourth movement.

Frans Brüggen conducts the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Second movement.

Third movement.

Fourth movement.

Leonard Bernstein conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Second movement.

Third movement.

Fourth movement.

Nicholas Kenyon talks about the piece for NPR’s “Must-Have Mozart” series.

NPR: Mozart’s Turbulent Final Symphonies.

A visualization of the first movement.

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