Symphony No. 14 (Mozart)

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Symphony No. 14 in A major, K. 114, is a symphony composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on December 30, 1771, when Mozart was fifteen years old, and a fortnight after the death of the Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach.[1] The piece was written in Salzburg between the composer's second and third trips to Italy.[2] Mozart was also influenced by J. C. Bach's "Italianate" style of composition."[3][4]

Musicologist Jens Peter Larsen called the symphony "One of [Mozart's] most inspired symphony of the period... a fine example of the fusion of Viennese symphonic traditions with distinctly Italian cantabile."[5]

Movements[edit]

The symphony is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two horns and strings.


\relative c'' {
  \tempo "Allegro moderato"
  \key a \major
  \time 2/2
  a4\p e2 cis'8( a) |
  b4 e,2 d'8( b) |
  cis2 \appoggiatura e8 d4 \appoggiatura cis8 b4 |
  a2( gis4) r |
  a4 e' \appoggiatura d8 cis4 b8( a) |
}

It has four movements:

  1. Allegro moderato, 2
    2
  2. Andante, 3
    4
  3. Menuetto — Trio, 3
    4
  4. Molto allegro, 2
    4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neal Zaslaw & William Cowdery, The Complete Mozart: A Guide to the Musical Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. New York: W. W. Norton & Company (1990): 178
  2. ^ Leonard, James. "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 14 in A major, K. 114". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Maiben, Dana. "2006-05-21 Program Notes". Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Sadie, Stanley (2006). Mozart: The Early Years 1756-1781. Oxford University Press. p. 255. ISBN 9780198165293. 
  5. ^ Folkman, Benjamin. "1991 Nov 22 / Subscription Season / Dutiot". Leon Levy Digital Archives. New York Philharmonic. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 

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