Musi200 D004 Fall10
15 January 2011
Concert Report: Mozart Symphony No. 40
The western classical concert that I have chosen to review is A Tale of Two Symphonies. This concert is performed in the Avery Fisher hall within the Lincoln Center in New York City. It was performed on July 29, 2008. The orchestra that is performing is the 42nd Mostly Mozart Orchestra. The conductor is Louis Langrée. The two pieces being performed in this concert is Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. The first piece that was played was Mozart’s Symphony No.40. This is a beautiful piece of music. There are 38 players in the orchestra for this piece. And they all played beautifully together. I love the rich and sharp sounds of the violins they blended in well with the rest of the orchestra. The string set the mood for the rest of the song. The second piece of music played was Das Lied von der Erde (song of the Earth) by composer Gustav Mahler. This is also a beautiful piece of work. There are fourteen players in the orchestra which is a chamber group for this piece which includes a piano and two keyboards side by side one is a celesta and the other is an organ. There are also two voices in this piece the first is tenor Paul Groves and soprano Anna Larson. The thing that I liked about this song is how the voices and the instruments coordinate so well with one and other. Another thing I liked was hearing the horns in the very beginning of the song. I feel that the thirty eight performers that performed in the first piece which was Mozart’s Symphony No.40 in G minor did an exceptional job. They had perfect rhythm and pitch throughout the whole song. The outcome of having perfect pitch produced a beautiful melody. This song was rich with texture. I also am impressed with the fact that the conductor Louis Langrée conducted this piece from memory without using any sheet music. This is a perfect...