Kecoughtan Orchestra Concert
December 1, 2015
Exploring Music Concert
- Symphony No. 25 in G minor: This song was written by Mozart in the 1770s. The song has wide-leap melodic lines. It is abrupt with strong tones and notes
- Mozart's Serenade No. 9: Flutes and the oboes are prominent. The tempo is upbeat and light.
- Chabrier's Joyeuse Marche: Is a very uplifting song with a light, flowing tempo. The song cresecendos periodically.
Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
Mozart wrote this song in 1773 after returning from a trip to Italy with his father. Mozart had produced two symphonies when he returned home within a week. Besides this symphony, Mozart only composed one other symphony in the G minor, the Symphony No. 40 in the G minor. He was only 17 years old when he composed this symphony. It is believed that it was completed in Salzburg on October 5th. The characteristics of the symphony are syncopation and wide-leap melodic lines. The song is also similar to the Sturm and Drang style. This style translates to the storm and drive style. The piece was first performed in the United States. It was performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in October, 1899. The piece was not performed in the United States again until 1937. This time it was performed by Alfred Wallenstein Sinfonietta. The next time it was performed in the United States was in 1941. This time it was performed by the New York Philharmonic and John Barbirolli.