Six wonderful Mozart symphonies for James Conlon, one of the greatest and most respected living conductors, on his debut as honorary director of Orchestra della Toscana. Conlon, a US citizen with a southern Italian background, currently leads the Los Angeles Opera and the Rai National Symphony Orchestra in Turin. Divided between two concerts, the six symphonies trace the composer’s development from adolescence to maturity. The first trio of works opens with the K.201, a score which moves away from Italian influence and closer to the linguistic and structural innovation that characterise this period of Mozart’s career. The K.543 is one of three symphonies composed in the summer of 1788. Lastly the K.504 “Prague” symphony, composed in 1786, expresses his boundless admiration for the Bohemian city.