New York Philharmonic Performs Mozart's Final Symphonies

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mozart wrote his final three symphonies in a span of about two months. He may never have heard them performed by a professional orchestra and he certainly would never have heard all three on the same night.

Month of Mozart on WQXR culminates with a live broadcast at 8 pm on Saturday, Nov. 30, of the New York Philharmonic performing Mozart’s three final symphonies. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Mozart’s Symphonies number 39, 40 and 41. In the course of these three sublime masterpieces, we hear all different facets of the human experience.

WQXR's Elliott Forrest and Annie Bergen host the broadcast live from Avery Fisher Hall.

Program details:

Mozart: Symphony No. 39

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Mozart: Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"

Comments [7]

Frank from UWS

The NYT was none too kind on this one:

Dec. 03 2013 06:12 AM
Norman from New York

Ditto, when will the promised podcast become available? (Not everyone was free to listen to this concert by the New York Philharmonic 'live'.)

Dec. 02 2013 11:20 AM
Richard from UK

When are we going to hear a podcast of the concert?

Dec. 01 2013 11:48 AM
Bernie from UWS

I agree with David. Gilbert isn't much of a Mozartean based on this outing. He's done well with some Philharmonic specialties like Mahler and Strauss but these performances were too heavy and leaden.

Dec. 01 2013 09:28 AM
Yvonne from Nj and Maryland

A very exciting program. Thank you for presenting the live format . It truly places the listener in the mix. The comments and synopsis of the pieces played brings to light the depth of the music . Listening live makes me home sick for New York Keep up the inspiring programming.

Dec. 01 2013 09:16 AM
David Klar

Agree completely. This is modernity.

Dec. 01 2013 02:05 AM
David from New York, NY

This evening's performance of Mozart's final three symphonies was vigorous but unsubtle; it was clamorous. One compares it to Brittan's recording of the Adagio played by WQXR during the second intermission: mystery vrs. cacaphony. This performance was much promoted, but very disappointing. What can Mr. Gilbert achieve? Not promising.

Nov. 30 2013 10:03 PM

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