1773: Mozart: Symphony No. 23 in D K.181, age 17

Mozart: Symphony No. 23 in D K.181, age 17

This is  dated as complete on May 19, 1773.

Mozart wrote this symphony as a single uninterrupted movement consisting of 3 distinct parts marked:

  • Allegro spiritoso
  • Andantino grazioso
  • Presto assai

For me this is strikingly original composition and there of great interest.

Instrumentation:

  • 2 oboes
  • 2 horns,
  • 2 trumpets
  • strings
  • percussion is not indicated, but this sounds great with it.

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