Symphony No. 9 (Mozart)

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Symphony No. 9 in C major, K. 73/75a, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was likely composed in July 1772[1] in Salzburg between his second and third Italian journeys.

The symphony is in four movements and is Mozart's first extant symphony in the key of C major. There is no information concerning which of the many Italian concerts given by the Mozarts during this visit saw this symphony's first performance. The autograph score is preserved in the Biblioteka Jagiellońska in Kraków.[2]

Movements and instrumentation[edit]

The symphony is score for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, harpsichord and strings.[3]

\relative c'' {
  \tempo "Allegro"
  \partial 8 g8\f |
  c4:16 c16 c g g e'4:16 e16 e g, g |
  c16 c g g e e g g c,4 g''~\p |
  g4 f2 e4~ |
  e4 d2 c4~ |
  c4 b

There are four movements.

  1. Allegro, 4
  2. Andante in F major, 2
  3. Menuetto and Trio, 3
  4. Molto allegro, 2


  1. ^ Volker Scherliess: Die Sinfonien. In: Silke Leopold (editor): Mozart-Handbuch. Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2005, ISBN 3-7618-2021-6, p. 277-278
  2. ^ Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (2005). Die Sinfonien I. Translated by Robinson, J. Branford. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. pp. XII. ISMN M-006-20466-3
  3. ^ Neal Zaslaw: Mozart’s Symphonies. Context, Performance Practice, Reception. Claredon Press, Oxford 1989.


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