Classical Music Detonates

This blog post covers two sublime exemplars of Classical music: Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Also covered is the Sonata form, which was the compositional architecture-of-choice for these two composers.

Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 are featured with commentary, and some biographical information for both Haydn and Mozart is explored for context.

Music sources:

Haydn, Franz Joseph. Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major “Drumroll.” Perf. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis. Rec. 1994. Universal International Music B.V. 2 CDs. Haydn: The London Symphonies – Nos. 95, 96, 98 & 102 – 104.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. Perf. Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan. Rec. 1997. Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg. 2 Cds. Mozart, W.A.: Symphonies Nos.35 – 41.