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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Symphony in D major "No. 50", K. 161/141a; Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126

The Symphony in D major "No. 50", K. 161/141a, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1772. The first two movements are from the overture to the opera Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126, and the last movement, K. 163, was composed separately. Köchel gave the entire work the number K. 161 (revised to K. 141a in later editions). WIKIPEDIA
VIDEO: The symphony is set in 3 movements: 1. Allegro moderato (0:00) 2. Andante (2:52) 3. Presto - K 163 (5:20) Mozart composed a finale (K 163) in Milan in 1772 to add to the first two movements of the overture to Il sogno di Scipione. Performers: The Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood.

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