Mozart Jupiter Symphony (AQA AS/IB) – Rhinegold Publishing

Mozart Jupiter Symphony (AQA AS/IB)


Background, context and analysis of Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony - movements I and III.

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony is currently a set work for the IB Diploma and AQA AS level, where it appears in Section B of the listening paper of Unit 1. This article will focus on providing an analysis of movements I and III, pinpointing features of the melody, rhythm, texture, instrumentation, harmony and dynamics.

While brief contextual information is provided, IB students are advised to look in more detail at topics such as the language of the Classical period, the Classical symphony and the context of Mozart’s music, which are only covered briefly in this article because of lack of space.

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