OAE - Mozart
Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Martin Handley
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, play Mozart's last three Symphonies.
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C (Jupiter)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Sir Simon Rattle joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a concert featuring Mozart's last three symphonies. Although written in relatively quick succession, these three works offer great contrasts. Symphony No.39 is full of wide, flowing melodies, whilst Symphony No.40 plumbs deep emotional depths and is perhaps one of the most tragic pieces that Mozart penned. Conversely, his last Symphony, No.41 'Jupiter', rounds the evening off in an explosion of sheer joy, energy and exuberance.