Wednesday Music: Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G Minor

You know what they say: better late than never. I know it’s not even Wednesday anymore where some of you live, but I’m writing this on a Wednesday. Hopefully that makes this post Wednesday Music, then. I almost skipped this week but then I remembered I skipped last week (the horror, the horror!), so I forced myself to sit down and write this.

This week’s piece is Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183. The first movement is one of my favorite things ever written, so get ready to be amazed. First, here’s a bit about it.

  • Mozart wrote it when he was seventeen. What were you doing when you were seventeen? Not writing symphonies, I assume?
  • Mozart wrote only two symphonies in the key of G minor. This is one of them. Bonus points to anyone who knows how many symphonies Mozart wrote without looking it up. (And yes, I do know. I wouldn’t be a very good Wednesday Music host otherwise! 😉 )
  • The New York Philharmonic performed it in 1941 as part of its centennial season. It’s an excellent choice for such an occasion, if you ask me. I wonder if it will be performed for the bicentennial season, too.

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4 thoughts on “Wednesday Music: Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G Minor

  1. At 17 I was, well, raving, making experiments smoking various plants (not all of them meant to be smoked) and in general I was being a complete cretin. Kudos to Wolfgang!


      1. Well, then don’t go anywhere near Michael Faraday’s or Isaac Newton’s biographies, I felt both in extreme awe and massively let down by myself at the same time when reading them…


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