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OAE - Mozart

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 January 2013

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

8.30: Interval

8.50:
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.

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • OAE/Rattle

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 39 in E flat major K.543

      Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 40 in G minor K.550

      Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 41 in C major K.551 (Jupiter)

      Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

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