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.

Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 "Prague"
1
17:43
 
2
11:18
 
3
7:45
 
Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543
4
9:50
 
5
8:01
 
6
4:21
 
7
7:49
 
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
1
7:06
 
2
13:24
 
3
4:03
 
4
9:27
 
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
5
11:27
 
6
10:27
 
7
5:03
 
8
11:30
 

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