Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Composed in 1778, the Symphony no. 40, KV. 550, is sometimes referred to as the "Great G minor symphony," to distinguish it from Symphony no. 25, the two being the only extant minor key symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ever wrote. Scholars have often suggested that Mozart never heard his 40th symphony performed, some going as far as suggesting that the work was written for posterity. However, a recently discovered letter supplies evidence for at least one performance of the work with Mozart present. Most important is the fact that Mozart revised his ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 - I. Molto Allegro
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 - II. Andante
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 - III. Menuetto; Allegretto
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 - IV. Allegro assai

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptised Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) was an influential composer of the Classical era, who showed prodigious ability from ...
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