Good afternoon!

I hope you’re ready for an adventure of music!  In this video, I share some background info on select pieces in a wide variety of genres, and there are also audio clips throughout so that you can hear what I’m talking about.

Below is a list of all the compositions mentioned, and their sources.  Enjoy!


Piano concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466, 2nd movement “Romanza”

Recording: Performed by Richard Pohl, courtesy


Piano concerto no 21 in c major, K. 467, 2nd movement “Andante”

Recording: performed by Roberto Carnevale, with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra


violin concerto no. 3 in G major, second movement ‘adagio’

Recording by New Philharmonia Orchestra with Sir Alexander Gibson



violin concerto no. 5 in A major, third movement ‘turkish’

Recording by New Philharmonia Orchestra with Sir Alexander Gibson

Piano Sonata #8 in A Minor, K310, third movement “Presto”, performed by Tom Pascale


Piano Sonata no 11 in A major, K331, third movement “alla turka”

Performance by Eduardo, courtesy


Piano Sonata no 16 in C major, K545, first movement “allegro”

Recording: performed by Thorsten Hammer, courtesy


Symphony no 25 in G minor, first movement, “Allegro con brio”

Recording: Classical music channel –


Symphony no. 31 in D major, K. 300a, first movement, “Allegro assai”

Recording: performed by the English Sinfonia, conducted by Sir Charles Groves


symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385, 1st movement “allegro con spirito”

Recording: Scottish chamber orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras


symphony no 38 in D major, K. 504, 3rd movement “presto”

Recording: Tsumugi orchestra, conducted by Takashi, courtesy


symphony no. 41 “jupiter”, 4th movement “molto allegro”

Recording: Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan


Great Mass in C minor, K. 427, “Kyrie”

Recording: Viktoria Loukianetz and Aleksandar Rankovic’s channel (


Requiem mass in D minor, K. 626, “requiem aeternam”

Recording: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Chorus


String quartet no 19 in C major, “dissonance”, first movement “adagio-allegro”

Recording: Gewandhaus Quartet


eine kleine nachtmusik, k. 525, first movement “allegro”

Recording: performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra, courtesy


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