Along with Requiem in D minor, the Jupiter Symphony is one of Mozart's greatest works. The first and fourth movements are especially brilliant. The Sonata/fugue used in the fourth movement is something unparalleled in the Classical period
In just few months time in 1788. Mozart composed his last three fantastic symphonies besides some more chamber music. The last in C major nicknamed "Jupiter" is most cheerful of them, but it's impossible to say that it's the best. All three are exquisite, one more beautiful then the other.rThis particular symphony is famous for it's quadruple counterpoint in the last movement which is mind blowing, but all movements are exceptional in their own right. I would recommend performances conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who's interpretations of Mozart's menuet movements are right on the spot, I think, at least I never heard better ones.