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MOZART, W.A.: Symphonies Nos. 39, 30, 41 (The Last Symphonies) (Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Herreweghe)

MOZART, W.A.: Symphonies Nos. 39, 30, 41 (The Last Symphonies) (Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Herreweghe)

Composer(s):Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Artist(s) Herreweghe, Philippe, Conductor • Orchestre des Champs-Elysees
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue LPH011
Label PHI
Quality   320kbps
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Herreweghe Mozart last symphonies
Review By EW90580,August 2013

This new 2-CD set on the PHI label contains Mozart’s famous last three symphonies. In the late 1780s the Mozart family was living in Vienna. Mozart had expensive tastes and neither he nor his wife Constanze kept financial records - two precursors to financial disaster. Mozart struggled to support his family by writing musical trivia, but by 1788 they were so poor that they had to move to humbler lodgings. Mozart wrote countless letters to friends in which he begged for loans. This was a time of intense distress for him; his popularity in Vienna had waned, his only daughter Theresia died, and Constanze was ill. Despite this turmoil, between June 26 and August 10 he produced three late symphonic masterpieces - the E-flat major, No. 39 (K.543), the G-minor, No. 40 (K.550), and the more....


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