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A Symbol of Gratitude?

Mozart Symphonies
39 and 40 -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... vitality and alertness ...'

Mozart Symphonies 39 and 40. René Jacobs. © 2010 harmonia mundi sa

During the summer of 1788, when Mozart wrote his last three symphonies, he was in a financial mess. As was to happen repeatedly, he turned for aid to a fellow mason, Michael Puchberg. Could it be that the start of Symphony 39, like the far more obvious exordium to the Magic Flute overture, was a symbol of gratitude to the freemasonry that meant so much to his spirit and his purse?..

Copyright © 24 May 2010 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: MOZART SYMPHONIES 39 AND 40

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

HARMONIA MUNDI

RENE JACOBS

AUSTRIA

GERMANY

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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