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Program Notes & Synopses

Enhance your patrons’ experience with notes that highlight the music’s humanity and illuminate its depth. Choose from our wide selection of pre-written pieces or commission custom notes that complement your concert story.

Program Notes & Synopses

Enhance your patrons’ experience with notes that highlight the music’s humanity and illuminate its depths.

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Tell your own concert story by commissioning synopses and program notes that fit you needs. Just tell us what you’d like to have, and we'll get back to you with a quote.

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Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543

Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543

80.00

793 words
note by Chris Myers

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Excerpt:

We’re all familiar with the story (thanks, if nothing else, to Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus): Mozart, in the last years of his life, sat alone, unappreciated, and impoverished, persistently creating some of music’s greatest masterpiece while his sickened body slowly succumbed to the final illness which would lead him to a pauper’s grave, leaving his three final symphonies and an unfinished Requiem mass to be discovered after his death. It’s a touching tale filled with pathos and drama, and for many, it lends extra emotional weight to these final pieces.
 
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for Mozart), it’s also largely untrue.

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