Mozart's Symphony No.40 in G minor (KV550) is one of his famous last 3 symphonies all composed during one summer in 1788. Even people who claim no familiarity with classical music will recognise the opening bars from their frequent use on television. It is one of very few symphonies which Mozart wrote in a minor key, and its minor key perhaps displays some of the composer's inner feelings that are not so evident in the majority of his works. Certain characteristics of this symphony may have served as a model for Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C minor. This page is an arrangement of the 1st Movement for Piano Solo by Andy Ralls, and alternatively you can also refer to the full original Orchestral Score.