Mendelssohn Bartholdy Symphony No. 1, Mozart Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

Munich Philharmonic & Andrés Orozco Estrada
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From the Gasteig in Munich come two symphonies in classical tradition; Mendelssohn’s first and Mozart’s last. The “Jupiter” Symphony is resplendent with superlatives, artful counterpoint, and a symphonic blaze of colors. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy wrote his Opus 11 in 1824, at 15-years old – not actually his first symphony, but the first with complete symphonic orchestration; with brass, woodwinds, and timpani, which is why it’s counted as his first. In “Menuetto”, the third movement, there is a definite Mozart reference to his penultimate, 40th Symphony. The Munich Philharmonic under Andrés Orozco Estrada thus create a change of perspective here. The universal genius of Mozart creates a highlight of classical form-art, and the wunderkind Mendelssohn Bartholdy observes in retrospect a form that had long since been further developed by Beethoven and Schubert.

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recorded at 07/17/2020, 08:00pm (CEST)
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No 1 c-minor op. 11
  • I. Allegro di molto
  • II. Andante
  • III. Menuetto. Allegro molto
  • IV. Allegro con fuoco
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 C-major KV 551 „Jupiter“
  • I. Allegro vivace
  • II. Andante cantabile
  • III. Menuetto. Allegro molto
  • IV. Allegro con fuoco