Overture to Il Sogno di Scipione

with a finale composed afterwards

Mozart's original manuscript of the Paris Symphony in the Berlin State Library

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1772
Salzburg

This Mozart symphony is a perfect example of a later addition of a third movement (finale) to an overture in two movements. The opera “Il Sogno di Scipione” (The Dream of Scipio) was composed to celebrate the inauguration of Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Count Colloredo. Out of gratitude Colloredo made Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the salaried archiepiscopal concert master. With the addition of the later composed finale KV 163, the overture was transformed into a popular Mozart symphony.