Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Folks, the countdown is on to plunge NASA's solar powered spacecraft Juno deep into the orbit of gas giant Jupiter.

Strap yourselves in, this is going to be epic:

As the world waits with bated breath for the outcome of NASA's latest behemoth endeavor into further discovering the heavens and that of mankind's origins, I present to the reader "Eine Kleine Mozart" (A little Mozart) in the form of the maestro's symphonic masterpiece Jupiter[1] - a fine compliment to this most impressive display of human ingenuity.

Enjoy below another astonishing human feat: the highly prized Molto Allegro from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony no. 41 in C major "Jupiter," performed by the English Chamber Orchestra under maestro Jeffrey Tate:


A final portrait of
Herr Mozart to
accompany the
 composers final
symphony. Left
unfinished at his
death, this portrait,
painted by Mozart's
brother in law, was
said to be the
composers' best
[1] The name “Jupiter” to Mozart’s 41st symphony – the composer’s last, and most lengthy – was a later attribution to the work, possibly coined by Mozart’s son, Franz Xaver, or, more likely, by 18th century composer and musical impresario Johann Peter Salomon.

The Symphony is widely regarded by many Mozart aficionados as Mozart’s finest, with the esteemed Sir George Grove, founding editor of the music scholars’ most referenced Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, famously praising the work and it’s composer thusly: 

"it is for the finale that Mozart has reserved all the resources of his science, and all the power, which no one seems to have possessed to the same degree with himself, of concealing that science, and making it the vehicle for music as pleasing as it is learned. Nowhere has he achieved more…It is the greatest orchestral work of the world which preceded the French Revolution.”
Nearly 230 years after Herr Mozart put his finishing touches on his monumental work, "Jupiter" continues to impress audiences and astonish even the seasoned musicians who perform it. Notoriously demanding in execution, Jupiter was ground-breaking at it's premiere for it's use of employing five individually unique melodies simultaneously - making the work a laborious feat for the orchestra and a delightful treat for audiences around the globe!

Discover more: 
  • NASA's Press release for "Juno Mission Arrival at Jupiter" at (NASA)


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