Jupiter Symphony

Mozart with Thomas Hengelbrock

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What an ending! Mozart's “Jupiter” Symphony features one of the most overwhelming finales in music history. In addition, something remarkable lies hidden in this movement: its four-note main theme already figures prominently in Mozart's First Symphony, the promise of a child that found its much-too-early fulfillment in the “Jupiter” Symphony. Thomas Hengelbrock combines Mozart's symphonic farewell with his 39th Symphony. The festiveness of both works owes much to their models: symphonies composed by Joseph Haydn for the Paris court, which spurred Mozart to a sort of inner sporting competition. With such brilliant music, more pensive moods shouldn’t be neglected either: in the Concert Aria, K. 528, the expressive portrait of a woman who learns of her lover’s death sentence – performed by the Ilia of our Idomeneo production, Regula Mühlemann.

Photo that shows Regula Mühlemann Pressefoto 1 2016 © Henning Ross Sony Classical. © Henning Ross Sony Classical
© Henning Ross Sony Classical


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
“Bella Mia Fiamma, Addio” for soprano and orchestra, K. 528
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)

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