Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 1
SMC SO152C/ HL 368020
This arrangement is a wonderful introduction to the music of one of Mozart’s lesser-known contemporaries. In sonata-allegro form, D Major and ¾ time, the first theme is dramatic and bold, while the second theme is lyric and more delicate. The upper strings share conversational passages, sometimes adding the cellos. The basses have mostly accompanimental and harmonic duty to play. An excellent opportunity for classical performance interpretation, with emphasis on elegance and precision.