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Mozart: Symphony No. 40 (BSO/Bernstein)



From wikipedia:

This work has elicited varying interpretations from critics. Robert Schumann regarded it as possessing “Grecian lightness and grace”. Donald Francis Tovey saw in it the character of opera buffa. Almost certainly, however, the most common perception today is that the symphony is tragic in tone and intensely emotional; for example, Charles Rosen (in The Classical Style) has called the symphony “a work of passion, violence, and grief.”

Although interpretations differ, the symphony is unquestionably one of Mozart’s most greatly admired works, and it is frequently performed and recorded.

An mp3 audio version transferred from 1937 78rpm vinyl (London Philharmonic/Sir Thomas Beecham) as referenced on the wikipedia page
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