Editors’ Notes Among Charles Mackerras’ many specialties, Mozart occupied a unique place. The conductor’s long experience of the operas gave his performances of the symphonies a drama and theatricality that makes them so appealing. His blending of “period” manners with modern instruments (though with period brass) gives these four works a freshness and modernity of approach, while also looking back to a scale that the composer would surely have recognized and appreciated. Beautifully recorded, this a classy collection of Mozart’s greatest symphonies.

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Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague"
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague": I. Adagio - Allegro
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Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague": II. Andante
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Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague": III. Finale. Presto
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Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543
Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543: I. Adagio - Allegro
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Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543: II. Andante con moto
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Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543: III. Minuetto. Allegretto - Trio
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Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543: IV. Finale. Allegro
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: II. Andante
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: III. Menuetto. Allegretto
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: IV. Finale. Allegro assai
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Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter": I. Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter": II. Andante cantabile
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Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter": III. Menuetto. Allegretto
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Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter": IV. Molto allegro
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