Mozart: Symphony 35–3. Menuetto pt.2


So now that you’re all hooked on the minuet and spent some time looking at forte, we’ll now look at the opposite site of the spectrum. We all know from childhood music lessons that forte means force and piano means soft. While we’re at it, take a look at the wikipedia page for dynamics.

While they spend a huge amount of space speaking about how many f‘s and p‘s some composers have used, the interesting thing about this Mozart symphony is, that he only uses f or p. Continue reading

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Mozart: Symphony 35–3. Menuetto pt.1


“The minuet and trio eventually became the standard third movement in the four-movement classicalsymphony

- Wikipedia on Minuet

So it’s natural that we continue with the third movement of the Haffner Symphony – The Minuet. Be sure to check out the wiki-link for a quick brush-up on the minuet. Continue reading

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Mozart: Symphony 35–2. Andante pt. 2


In examining works this old, you’ll come across many editions of the same piece and interpreted in very many ways. Some rhythmical alterations, different articulations and even different notes! Mozart is of course Continue reading

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Mozart: Symphony 35–2. Andante pt. 1


Since I didn’t learn about Austria in the 18th century, when I went to school and particularly not about the musical scene it’s crucial to brush up on history to know about the circumstances of the artist and the time they lived in. If you are in Vienna, they have a great museum called Haus der Musik, but otherwise you can check Wikipedia for information about the work. Continue reading

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Mozart: Symphony no. 35 – movement 1 of 4 – part 4


One of the key words that I stumble upon writing these tutorials – and which I try to use synonyms for from time to time – is the great word  Continue reading

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Mozart: Symphony no. 35 – movement 1 of 4 – part 3


The above is regarded by historians as the mos...

The above is regarded by historians as the most accurate surviving likeness of Mozart, painted when the composer was 26 years old.

A continuation on my previous two posts about the first movement of Mozart‘s symphony no. 35.

You can find the score here: Continue reading

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Mozart: Symphony no. 35 – movement 1 of 4 – part 2


So continuing yesterdays talk on

Mozart Symphony No 35 1. Allegro con spirito Continue reading

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