Mozart trolls his horn player

Here’s the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing Mozart’s Horn Concerto no 1 at Conway Hall in April. In the background they’re projecting Mozart’s handwritten copy of the score, complete with translations of the jokes he left for his horn playing friend Joseph Leutgeb. I love the fact we’re still cracking the pretty/pretty stupid gag nearly three centuries on.

There’s a video of the performance at