Mozart’s Big Three.



  • The last three symphonies.

I have admired the style, accuracy, and interpretive skills of conductor Frans Brüggen for a long time. In his early career he specialized in Baroque music, and he played the recorder. Later he became a conductor of a group that is committed to performing on original instruments.

More than thirty years have passed since Frans Brüggen recorded his initial visions of Mozart’s symphonies with his Orchestra of the 18th Century. Now, he has chosen to release his newest views of these works.

The three Mozart works are: The ‘Jupiter’, K551, the E flat major, K543, and the Symphony #40 in the key of G minor. Frans Brüggen delivers for us music that is crisp, fresh, and filled with excellent dynamic variety.


  • Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543
  • Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
  • Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 ‘Jupiter’

Performed by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, conducted by Frans Brüggen.

As an illustration of this interpretation, here is the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart overture to the opera “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”, performed by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century conducted by Frans Brüggen:


It is hard to locate Brueggen videos that have no advertising; so here, instead of Mozart is a fine alternative:

Haydn: Symfonie nr. 104 in D ‘London’ conducted by Frans Brüggen with the Radio Kammer Filharmonie:


Tags: Frans Brüggen, Mozart, Symphonies, 39, 40, 41, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century