Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, to be exact. It is beyond my understanding why baptismal names need be so long.

Names aside, I love his music. And so do billions of other people. Every piece seems as though it has been handcrafted and delivered with lots of love and care to a rapt audience. Of course, what more does one expect from someone whose entire lifespan had been consumed by a great passion of his?

Over his short life he has amassed a ton of work, more than 600 symphonies, operas, choral music, and much more.

A child celebrity in royal courts to his current status as an international classical superstar. Even he would not have realised the impact his music would bring. Two centuries certainly did not do anything to erode his standing!

Tonight I wish to make better known one of a myriad of his grand works. We know his most famous symphony, No. 9, and that he died composing music for the dead. In fact, many do not know beyond a few immensely popular pieces what Mozart has left as gifts for the world to savour.

This particular symphony was performed by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner. Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays! Well, in Singapore summer happens to be omnipresent all-year, so…yeah.

Symphony No. 25 in G minor

Have yourselves a good evening 🙂

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