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Evening Masterwork: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g K 550 for December 13, 2022

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Evening Masterwork: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g K 550 for December 13, 2022

Out of all of the 41 symphonies he wrote, Mozart actually only had two minor-key symphonies, both in g-minor. There are some other interesting things about the Symphony No. 40 that sets it apart: the beginning doesn’t start with a theme, but with an accompaniment pattern. And, in a lot of ways, the Symphony No. 40 foreshadowed much of what would happen in symphonic writing during the Romantic period… Hear it tonight at 7, our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.