CD of the Month: Mozart in Australia

The music of Mozart is loved in all corners of the world! Australia is no exception.

The conductor of the Australian Chamber Orchestra says:

“One thing you get with Mozart, and no other composer comes close, is dancing on your own joy.”

On this new recording we get to listen to Mozart’s Last Symphonies:



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 Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti conducting.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents an excellent interpretation of Mozart’s three final symphonies.

This live recording captures the energy of the performances given as part of the ACO’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2015 – concerts that were described as ‘magnificent’ by The Sydney Morning Herald and ‘miraculous’ by the Daily Telegraph.

The same program was previously performed by the ACO 26 years ago, when Richard Tognetti – newly appointed as Artistic Director – performed these three symphonies under the baton of early music pioneer Frans Brüggen.

Since its establishment in November 1975, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has become renowned globally for its inspired programming, unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality, showcased through an extensive and ongoing program of international touring and recordings for many of the world’s top labels.

Composed over the course of just six weeks, these amazing works represent the high point of Mozart’s artistic achievement.

Here is the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Mozart’s violin concerto number 5:

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