Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550

Mozart: Symphony in G minor, K.550 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music (1983) / Jaap ter Linden, Mozart Akademie Amsterdam (2002)

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…