Mozart—Symphony in C Major, “Jupiter”
Lecture no. 7 from the course: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 43 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Ponder Mozart’s astounding facility for composing, as he routinely “wrote” masterworks entirely in his head. Continue with the circumstances surrounding the creation of his renowned final symphonies, amid great personal hardships. In the “Jupiter” symphony, take apart the thematic structure of the first and final movements, grasping Mozart’s extraordinary inventiveness with sonata form, which unites “masculine” and “feminine” melodic material and a huge diversity of musical interplay in a joyously expressive whole.