Story of the Symphony (1984)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn while discussing the lives and careers of these two composers. Both men were responsible for laying the groundwork for the type of musical composition called the symphony. Between these two composers, they wrote over 150 symphonies that changed Western music forever. Their works influenced the development of the symphony orchestra and later symphonic forms and styles. Since the symphonies of Haydn and Mozart are part of the essentials of classical music, find out what took place behind the writing of each symphony. Andre Previn conducts, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs Haydn's "Symphony No. 87 in A" and Mozart's "Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat."



behind-the-scenes, classical-music, composer, symphony