A Different Approach to Mozart 40

26th September 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dipton Jubilee Centre
Front Street (A692)
Co Durham DH9 9DR
Lorna Wright

A different approach to Mozart 40 – an explanation from Andy

During lockdown, when the only way we were able to meet was via Zoom, a few Cobweb players signed up for “Music by Heart”.

This was an attempt to learn a piece of music without the dots, and the piece we chose was Mozart’s wonderful Symphony no. 40 in G minor.

I think it’s fair to say that some people found it easier than others, and a few decided that the project was not for them, but a handful of players are still engaged in trying to learn their own part in the hope that they will be able to play it as a member of a live ensemble.

However, these dedicated memorizers do not constitute a full orchestra and we are looking for other players to join them in Dipton for an afternoon devoted to exploring Mozart’s 40th on Sunday 26 September.

If you’d like to learn any of it*, even just a few bars before the day, that would be great, but if you just want to turn up and sight read through it, that would also be much appreciated, and it would mean that the “By Heart” players will have the support of an orchestra around them.

Although the original work is lightly scored, we have a Cobwebbed version which has parts for all players.

If you’re interested, please enrol here.

Best wishes


* Parts available at https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.40_in_G_minor%2C_K.550_(Mozart%2C_Wolfgang_Amadeus)

We will be using the Kalmus 1933-70 reprinted edition.