Mozart's Symphony No 40: A deep dive into the best recordings

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s penultimate symphony is perhaps his most popular. Richard Wigmore surveys a selection of recordings – and busts a few Mozartian myths along the way

The unfinished portrait of Mozart by the composer’s brother-in-law Joseph Lange from c1782-83, a few years before the symphony’s ‘premiere’ (Bridgeman Images)
The unfinished portrait of Mozart by the composer’s brother-in-law Joseph Lange from c1782-83, a few years before the symphony’s ‘premiere’ (Bridgeman Images)

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