Symphony No. 23 (Mozart)

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The Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181/162b, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was dated as complete on May 19, 1773.[1] It is sometimes called "Overture", even though the autograph score bears the title "Sinfonia".[2] The symphony is scored for 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, and strings.

\relative c''' {
  \tempo "Allegro spiritoso"
  \key d \major
  d2:16\f d4 r |
  d2:16 d4 r |
  d,,8 e16 fis g a b cis d e fis gis a b cis d |
  cis4 <a a,> q

Mozart wrote the symphony as a single uninterrupted movement consisting of 3 distinct tempi:

  1. Allegro spiritoso, 4
  2. Andantino grazioso, 3
  3. Presto assai, 2


  1. ^ Mozart 2005, p. XIII.
  2. ^ Mozart 2005, p. XI.


  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (2005). Die Sinfonien. III. Translated by Robinson, J. Branford. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. ISMN 9790006204663.

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