Raphaël Pichon Conductor
Mozart's three last symphonies, numbers 39, 40 and 41 respectively, were composed in the summer of 1788 and then premiered on tour by Mozart. Their powerful writing has made them Mozart's most performed triptych, but also the most representative of Viennese classicism, bringing to the inventiveness of the themes and the splendour of the orchestration, a mastery of composition close to perfection. In short, these are Mozart's most pre-romantic works, while being the culmination of symphony’s classical form. The Olympian emphasis of the "Jupiter" alone is the bridge between two eras.
To interpret these great Viennese works, Raphael Pichon, so familiar with Mozart, remembers that they were composed in the same mould as his most famous operas: an orchestra of soloists, with strong underlying dynamics, a permanent search for colour in the orchestration, and above all this faculty to make the orchestra sing like a choir of divas!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Symphonies n°39, 40, 41
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