1772: Mozart: Symphony No. 20 in D major, K. 133, age 16

1772: Mozart: Symphony No. 20 in D major, K. 133, age 16

This was composed in July, 1772 and is one of many written during the period Mozart stayed in Salzburg, between two trips to Italy. Compared to other symphonies Mozart wrote in this period, the scoring is extravagant, featuring two trumpets in addition to the standard oboes, horns, and strings.

Instrumentation:

  • The symphony is scored for
  • one flute,
  • two oboes,
  • two horns,
  • two trumpets and
  • strings.

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto — Trio
  4. (No tempo marking)

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