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Win A 12-month Apple Music Subscription

Apple Music is home to the world’s most complete catalogue of classical music available to stream and download.

All of your music, all in one place. Always ad-free.

The Apple Music Classical Essentials albums are available to stream here. Listen now or save them to your library.

Right now, we're championing the recording of Mozart: Symphonies 38-41 by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Charles Mackerras. It’s available on Apple Music and you can stream it now or save it to your library.

November’s Essential Classical Album as chosen by Apple Music features arguably the most gifted musician in the history of classical music. Mozart was not only a great composer but also a conductor, virtuoso pianist, organist and violinist.

These were Mozart’s last four symphonies and contain some of his most famous themes. During this time Mozart was in reduced lodgings, grieving over his baby daughter’s death, amidst soaring debts and with concert opportunities thin on the ground. It’s unsurprising that Mozart was experiencing “dark thoughts” as he composed, which can be heard throughout the music.

Among conductor Charles Mackerras’ many specialties, Mozart occupied a unique place. The conductor’s long experience of the operas gave his performances of the symphonies a drama and theatricality that makes them so appealing. Of the recording, Mackerras says “The four symphonies presented here show Mozart at his most diverse, both in musical content and in orchestral colouration. At least two of them have a distinctly operatic flavour.”

Listen to Mozart: Symphonies 38-41, performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Apple Music here

Here online, we're giving one listener the chance to win a year's subscription to Apple Music.

To enter the draw, simply answer the question below.


Win A Year's Apple Music Subscription

Classic FM has teamed up with Apple Music to give one lucky winner the chance to win a year's subscription to Apple Music.

For your chance to win, simply correctly answer the question below before 23.59 on Tuesday 31st December 2019. T&Cs apply.

Q: Mozart was born in which Austrian city?

Please complete the following details to enter the competition: