Rodrigo y Gabriela Share Mozart Cover

Hear the duo’s majestic rendition of “Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183, First Movement.”

By Scott Bernstein Aug 24, 2022 9:13 am PDT

Rodrigo y Gabriela released their take on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183, First Movement” through ATO Records. The Mozart cover comes as part of a two-song single with the pair’s recently released rendition of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.”

The duo featuring Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero recorded both covers at their studio in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico. The songs mark the first new music from Rodrigo y Gabriela since their Grammy-nominated 2021 cover of Metallica’s “The Struggle Within.”

Sánchez stated the following in regards to the Mozart cover:

“This piece of art has been with me since I saw the trailer for the Milos Forman film, Amadeus. I was probably 10 or so, and I loved it forever. The film is one of my favorite films ever, but that piece had something very special and stuck with me. Last year while we were on hold, I started messing with it and started to record. I don’t read music, so I listened to many different versions played by the best orchestras in the world and picked by ear each line from the oboes to the cellos to the violins and started putting together the arrangement for 7 guitars. So, I recorded my lines and worked on Gab’s lines, I didn’t think she’d be interested in putting this out as Rodrigo y Gabriela. Once she saw her lines and recorded them, she was well up for it! We love the result because we had to use different tunings for some of these lines but it worked!”

Check out Rodrigo y Gabriela’s “Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183, First Movement” below:

Rod y Gab begin a series of U.S. dates in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California on September 14.

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