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During Mozart’s fifteen-month sojourn in London, the young composer of a handful of harpsichord pieces developed into a composer fully conversant with the musical style of the day. The effervescent verve of the F major symphony’s outer movements, the facility and joy with which figures are thrown around the orchestra, and the charming middle movement, which already reveals Mozart’s lifelong predilection for interesting and independent viola parts, all support Leopold Mozart’s claim in a letter from London to his landlord in Salzburg: 'What he knew when he left Salzburg is a mere shadow compared with what he knows now. It exceeds all that one can imagine … In a word, my boy knows in this his eighth year what one would expect only from a man of forty.'
from notes by Ian Page © 2018