Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.39
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.40
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle joins the Orchestra to conduct 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.
Royal Festival Hall at 5.45pm - OAE Extras. A detailed look at Mozart's last three symphonies with Professor Julian Rushton. Free.Performers
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Simon Rattle conductor