Symphony No40

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.

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Biography of Mozart

Early Life of Mozart The author of more than 600 works, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born in Getreidegasse, on January 27, 1756. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a composer and music teacher. Mozart was the youngest child out of seven, and Five children died in the infancy. He was baptized on the second day of his birth, and his Christian name was Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. From an early age, Mozart was studying music, languages, and other subjects. Leopold, Mozart's father, was his only teacher. Young Mozart was keen on music from childhood and wrote his first musical composition when he was four or five years old. When Mozart's talent became evident, his father gave up on composing himself. Mozart wrote the first symphony when he was only eight years old. To show his son's abilities, Leopold used to make European journeys to big cities such as Munich, Paris, London, Amsterdam, and so on, where young Mozart performed and met other composers and musicians. In 1769 father and son left Salzburg for Italy. Mozart and Leopold stayed there for two years. In 1770, a young composer wrote his first opera named Mitridate, re di Porto. It became trendy, and his performances were successful too, but they had to return home. In 1781, Mozart went to Viena, where he found a job at Archbishop Colloredo. He was Archbishop’s private musician, but Mozart had further goals and dreams. He wanted to perform in front of the emperor. After resignment from Colloredo, Mozart became a freelance performer and

Interesting Facts About Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a composer everyone knows and loves, a man who died in his early 30s, author of 600 musical pieces lived a turbulent, exciting, and interesting life, with many ups and downs. His works are studied, performed, and celebrated to this day, and his legacy is being renewed with each new performer, who tries to experience Mozart's greatness. He lived such a short life, but could to mark his name with golden letters. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life was filled with many interesting facts. We try to mention some of them. Mozart's full baptized name looks like this: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Johannes Chrysostmus is his saint's name, chosen after Mozart's birthday, January 27, was Saint John Chrysostom's feast day. Wolfgangus in German means running wolf, and was the name of Mozart's grandfather. Theophilus, in Greek it means loved by God. In German, it is Gottlieb, and Amadeus comes from Latin form. Mozart, at the age of 3, could pick out chords by ear; at the age of four, he could play short pieces, and from age five, he started composing. When he was six years old, his father Leopold took Mozart on the European tour. Young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was playing concerts in different cities, in different countries. Mozart wrote the first symphony when he was eight years old, in 1764. While visiting London as a child, Mozart met Johann Christian Bach. Bach became one of the influences of a young composer. It is well-acknowledge that some of his symphonies a