The Mozart Legacy

The musical world is about to celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th Birthday and, in this series, John Suchet looks at Mozart's musical legacy.

Each programme focuses on the last work that Mozart wrote in a particular musical genre.

Suchet asks the experts in what way these works are great pieces of music, and how they've gone on to influence the music that has come after them.

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20051226

1/3. Jupiter Symphony

The musical world is about to celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th Birthday and, in this series, John Suchet looks at Mozart's musical legacy. Each programme focuses on the last work that Mozart wrote in a particular musical genre.

Suchet asks the experts in what way these works are great pieces of music, and how they've gone on to influence the music that has come after them.

20051227

John Suchet explores Mozart's legacy, focusing on the last work he wrote in particular genres. 2/3. The Magic Flute: Mozart wrote this piece just after France's Revolution and just before he died.

20051228

John Suchet explores Mozart's legacy, focusing on the last work he wrote in particular genres. 3/3. Mozart's Requiem. Commissioned to write it in 1791, Mozart died before he completed his Requiem.

0101Jupiter Symphony20051226

The musical world is about to celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th Birthday and, in this series, John Suchet looks at Mozart's musical legacy.

Each programme focuses on the last work that Mozart wrote in a particular musical genre.

Suchet asks the experts in what way these works are great pieces of music, and how they've gone on to influence the music that has come after them.

0102The Magic Flute20051227

Mozart wrote this piece just after France's Revolution and just before he died.

0103 LASTMozart's Requiem20051228

Commissioned to write it in 1791, Mozart died before he completed his Requiem.