A live performance broadcast on The Standard Hour in 1947. Pierre Monteux conducts the San Francisco Symphony. It’s the fastest performance of the first movement of the “Jupiter” that I’ve ever heard, but then Mozart did mark it Allegro vivace. In all, this seems to me a performance you could play for people who think Mozart is boring.
Fastish tempos are mostly ok here, but sounding rough/messy/sloppy/unclean (even after making allowances for seventy-year-old recording quality) is not. This great piece deserves better treatment. The final movement fortunately fares slightly better here than the opening one. The middle ones are, well, in the middle.