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Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, k. 543
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, k. 550
Mozart: Symphony No. 41in C major, k. 551 “Jupiter”

This concert brings to a close the SSO’s first-ever Mozart Festival; a ten-day celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most creative minds in history. During the summer of 1788, Mozart enjoyed a flurry of compositional activity, producing over a dozen new works, including his three final symphonies. But this composer who always created with a specific occasion in mind wrote these monumental works with no apparent cause. Each one unique in sound, structure, and style, they are marvels of invention, and very human statements. Perhaps they are the result of an inner compulsion to create, somehow knowing that the end of his life was near.

In an article about the Jupiter Symphony, Sir George Grove wrote that “it is for the finale that Mozart has reserved all the resources of his science, and all the power, which no one seems to have possessed to the same degree with himself… Nowhere has he achieved more.” Of the piece as a whole, he wrote that “It is the greatest orchestral work of the world which preceded the French Revolution.”

A fitting finale, indeed, for an exciting ten-day excursion into the transcendent and deeply human music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

Program Notes

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Mozart Festival Presenting Sponsor: Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital



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