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We explore Mozart’s majestic final symphony with a vivid musical introduction by Tom Service and Nicholas Collon, followed by a complete performance of the ‘Jupiter’, delivered entirely from memory.

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major K551, ‘Jupiter’

Tom Service presenter
Nicholas Collon conductor


Mozart’s final symphony, the ‘Jupiter’, is a work of scale, majesty and intensity, a continuous stream of joy and invention. Recorded at the BBC Proms in 2016, Tom Service and Nicholas Collon harness the power of an orchestra playing from memory to get under the skin of Mozart’s masterpiece, with a musically-illustrated exploration of the final movement. We then perform the ‘Jupiter’ entirely from memory, without chairs, sheet music or music stands. 

As part of this broadcast, you’ll also hear directly from the players about the fascinating and rewarding process of committing a whole symphony to memory.  

Discover more about our memorised performances at our By Heart page.

Filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31 July 2016.
Free to watch on Aurora’s YouTube channel.
Staging concept by Aurora Orchestra. Footage courtesy of BBC Proms.