(featuring the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the tape is more than 90 minutes long)
Widely viewed, as being on a par with his last three famous symphonies (39-41), Symphony 35 "Haffner" was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the summer of 1782, in the midst of "being up to his ears in work", as he wrote, tempestuously, to his father. It is subtitled "Haffner", due to the work being commissioned by the family of Salzburg burgomasters, the Haffners.
Side One : Symphony No.35 in D major K.385 "Haffner" :-
i) I Allegro con spirit ii) II Andante iii) III Menuetto & Trio iv) IV Finale (Presto).
Another highly thought-of work, Mozart's Symphony No. 36, is known as the 'Linz Symphony' because it was composed in just four days during a visit to the Austrian town of Linz.
Side One : Symphony No.36 in C major K.425 "Linz" :-
i) I Adagio ii) II Poco Adagio iii) III Menuetto & Trio iv) IV Finale (Presto).
Mozart’s last known letter to his sister Nannerl dates from August of 1788 as the death of their father the year before seemed to have severed what had held them together as adults. Mozart was poor and a bit desperate but becoming productive again. His last symphonies date from this same period and No. 41 was completed just eight days after the letter. For many critics, it is the best final symphony, produced by any composer.
Side Two : Symphony No.41 in C major K.561 "Jupiter" :-
i) I Allegro vivace ii) II Andante cantabile iii) III Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio iv) IV Finale (Molto Allegro).
Symphony No.32, stands apart from all of Mozart's other symphonic works, in that it is a single-movement work.
Side Two : Symphony No.32 in G major K.318 :-
Allegro spiritoso - Andante - Allegro spiritoso.
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