Mozart | 41. Senfoni ‘Jupiter ‘, Molto allegro
This glorious piece of music is the last movement of the last symphony Mozart composed.
George Grove wrote of this movement, “Mozart has reserved all the resources of his science, and all the power, which no one seems to have possessed to the same degree with himself, of concealing that science, and making it the vehicle for music as pleasing as it is learned. Nowhere has he achieved more.”
The fugal coda combines five motifs:
41 is the best. Many like 40 and it is a graceful piece, but aside from it’s beauty not an innovative work. But the 4th movement of Jupiter is utter perfection and the first time a composer writes a five voiced fugue into the symphonic form. 41 will always have a special place in my ear.