Mozart Symphonies Best Performances Episode 1

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On this episode: Erich Leinsdorf conducts Mozart Symphonies.

1. Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1956
2. Mozart Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, KV 17, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1956
3. Mozart Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major , K.18, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1956
4. Mozart Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1956
5. Mozart Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, K. 22, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1956
6. Mozart Symphony No. 6 in F major, K. 43, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1956
7. Mozart Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
8-11. Mozart Symphony no. 35, KV 425, Boston Symphony Orchestra
12. Mozart Symphony No. 37 in G major, K. 444/425a, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1955
13. Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 "Prague", Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1955
14. Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major K.543, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec.1955
15. Mozart Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
16. Mozart Symphony No.41 K.551 'Jupiter', Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Family portrait: Maria Anna (
Family portrait: Maria Anna ("Nannerl") Mozart, her brother Wolfgang, their mother Anna Maria (medallion) and father, Leopold Mozart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The so-called Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major , K . 18, once attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , is by today's scholarship considered not to be Mozart's own work but instead that of Carl Friedrich Abel , a leading German composer of the earlier Classical period.
It was misattributed to Mozart because a manuscript score in the hand of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was categorized as his Symphony No. 3 in E flat, K. 18, and was published as such in the first complete edition of Mozart's works by Breitkopf & Härtel. Later, it was discovered that this symphony was actually the work of Abel, copied by the boy Mozart (evidently for study purposes) while he was visiting London in 1764. That symphony was originally published as the concluding work in Abel's Six Symphonies, Op. 7. However, Mozart's copy differs from Abel's published score in that Mozart "substituted clarinets for the printed oboe parts."
It is in three movements:
As with the similarly misattributed K. 17
(and, many years later, the K. 444/425a ),
the K. 18 is not included in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe .
Source: Wikipedia