Welcome to The Art of Listening, a Podcast about classical music, conducting, composition, the business of music, and how to listen to it all. Each week, conductor, composer, and violinist Gabriel Gordon and a host of featured guests discuss the Art of Listening.
In today’s episode, we take a look at three of the most famous symphonies in all of music; Mozart 40, Beethoven 5, and Dvorak 9 “From the New World”
All three of these masterpieces have one thing in common … they moved the symphonic genre forward in a way that no other symphony before it ever did.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his 40th Symphony in g minor in the same summer that he composed both his 39th and 41st symphonies. The instrumentation isn’t much different from previous pieces. The minor key signature isn’t what gives this piece its long-lasting attraction. What is it?
In contrast, the powerful 5th Symphony from Ludwig Van Beethoven, probably one of the most popular symphonies of all time has been a constant crowd-pleaser since its debut in 1808.
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