Mozart: The ’Jupiter’ Symphony by Elaine R. Sisman

By Elaine R. Sisman

This consultant to Mozart's final and so much celebrated symphony explores the ancient heritage and aesthetic contexts of the paintings in addition to the track itself. The early chapters study the expectancies of the symphony in Mozart's Vienna, Mozart's occupation in 1788 (the yr of the 3 final symphonies), and the altering reception of the "Jupiter" over the following 200 years. A separate bankruptcy is dedicated to every flow of the symphony with musical dialogue illuminated by means of a huge array of issues.

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Perhaps relevant to the choice of key of the "Jupiter" is Austria's war with the Turks, begun in February 1788. 30 As Johann Pezzl, a member of Mozart's lodge and chronicler of Viennese affairs, wrote in 1788, 26 Composition and reception of the 'Jupiter' After a fifty-year truce, Austria has recently begun fresh hostilities with the Ottoman Empire. ; next day fighting broke out in several places. The whole of Europe has turned its attention to this spectacle, in which parts of Asia and Africa are also involved.

In G minor) with its most sorrowful outpourings, we find the Dithyramb raised to the highest pitch of splendor, of enthusiasm, of sublime Pindaric intoxication and bewilderment. And his discussion of the Finale is again concerned not only with style but with the effect of the artwork: Who could count the abominations which the learned ones of that day might have found in the Finale to the Symphony in C? How the fearful fugue with its four subjects must have heated their poor brains! This was neither BACH nor HANDEL, it was none of their acquaintance; it was MOZART.

With repeated horn octaves (3 times as fast as horn octaves in Sym. 3. "Jupiter" Symphony, HI: Menuetto, Allegretto, C major, \, 59 bars; Trio, 28 bars MENUETTO a 1 2-pt. texture, oscillating 2nd vn. ) + n (2 + 2, + 4) :|| TRIO c d c' 1 p (cadence) + q (desc. ), 4 + 4 :|| 9 expansion of p (4 bars, cf. finale), 8 + 4 (retrans. 2. Mozart, K. 3. Mozart, K. 4. 'Jupiter" Symphony, IV: Molto allegro, C major, Alia breve, 423 bars EXPOSITION, bars 1-157: First group (tonic) 1A bars 1-35, consisting of three musical ideas: (a) four whole notes, (x) sequel to a, beginning with repeated notes, (b) closing fanfare, itself consisting of a martial dotted motive in winds and brass and dotted-rhythm plus descending-scale figure in strings, in canon.

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