de Vriend / TOZ: Mozart — Tonhalle Zurich, 2017-03-15

Concert review: Jan Willem de Vriend, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; Zurich, 2017-03-15 — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Symphony No.39 in E♭ major, K.543; Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550; Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551, “Jupiter”


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Albrecht Mayer, Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-11-25

(…) The last position in the program (after the intermission) was Mozart’s Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550, in its first version (without clarinets), preceded by some explanations (in English) by the conductor. Sir Roger Norrington first alluded to numeric relations between the two symphonies (No.4 vs. No.40 — second vs. second-to-last symphony), then referred to the fact that K.550 is overused, known too well even, and played in warehouses and escalators…


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