Last week we heard all of the minor-key symphony opening movements that Mozart and Beethoven wrote -- two apiece. I suggested that one obvious question is: Where do you go from there?
We're going to explore that a little on Sunday. (Last week I said I thought it would be in two weeks -- wrong!) And we're going to start tonight by hearing what comes next in two of those symphonies: emphatically, spaciously major-key slow movements.
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550:
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg, cond. Capitol-EMI, recorded 1958
Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, cond. Columbia-CBS-Sony, recorded 1955
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67:
ii. Andante con moto
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, cond. Columbia-CBS-Sony, recorded Sept. 25, 1961
Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, cond. DG, recorded live, September 1977