Symphony No. 32 in G-Major, K. 318
Already composing by the age of five, Mozart was a musical prodigy who wrote masterfully in all the musical genres of his day. He wrote this manuscript at the age of 24, upon his return from a tour of France. The work is innovative not only in its orchestration (featuring four horns instead of the typical two, and giving each bass instrument its own individual part), but also in its form. The three movements are linked into a continuous statement, and the finale quotes the opening movement to create additional cohesion. Originally in the possession of Mozart’s widow, Constanze, this symphony was among a large cache of manuscripts sold to music publisher Johann André.
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