Symphony No. 28 (Mozart)

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The Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is his last piece in the "Salzburg series".[1] The date of composition is uncertain; it probably dates from 17 or 12(?) November 1774 or 1773(?).[1][2]

Mozart's 28th symphony is often put aside by musicologists because of its gallant character that one could describe as "transparent."[citation needed] The symphony was written early in Mozart's oeuvre, following the example of the twenty-fifth symphony.

Structure[edit]


\relative c'' {
  \override Score.NonMusicalPaperColumn #'line-break-permission = ##f
  \tempo "Allegro spiritoso"
  \time 3/4
  <c e, g,>4\f g r |
  e4 c r |
  g''8.\trill\p( f32 g a8) g-. f-. e-. |
  f8.\trill( e32 f g8) f-. e-. d-. |
  e8.\trill( d32 e f8) e-. d-. c-. |
}

It is written in four movements:

  1. Allegro spiritoso, 3/4
  2. Andante in F major, 2/4
  3. Menuet & Trio, 3/4
  4. Presto, 2/2

The first movement is notable for its rigorous character in the introduction. In its simple C major tonality, the melodies and themes are developed against the arpeggios in the first movement. In the finale, Mozart uses the brass more prominently than usual, offering a hint to Mozart's later symphony, the Symphony No. 41, KV 551, the "Jupiter".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Giglberger, Veronika (preface), Robinson, J. Branford (transl.) (2005). Die Sinfonien III. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. pp. XIII.  ISMN M-006-20466-3
  2. ^ Eisen, Cliff; Sadie, Stanley (2006). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hudobné centrum. p. 147. ISBN 80-88884-78-0.  (Slovak)

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