Despite the short life of Mozart, the Composer could compose 41 symphonies. Symphony No. 40 in G minor is one of them. This symphony is often referred to as the grand symphony. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote this piece in 1788, and it is the second out of two symphonies the Composer created in the minor key.
Symphony No. 40 in G minor consists of four movements, and these are Molto allegro, Walking, Menuetto Allegretto-Trio, Finale Allegro assai. There is a two version of the symphony. The revised version includes clarinets. The typical performance of this piece lasts about 25 minutes.
The year 1788 was very dark and challenging for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His daughter passed away, and the financial state got worse, his audiences were showing less and less interest in his works. Because of all this, Mozart was anxious and couldn't see the light. During this period, Mozart creates Symphony No. 40, which reflects the stormy and stressful state of mind.