Pronounced Mozart-eeean. That’s how I’ve heard this initial movement of Schubert’s Fifth Symphony described.
It’s extremely high praise, indeed, and should be used sparingly. But I have to say I agree. The thing about Mozart is that every note is perfectly chosen and there’s an efficiency to the writing that to devotees like myself equals perfection.
With this movement, I think Shubert gets as close as I’ve heard. Don’t you love the counterpoint to the opening melody by the flutes at 0:27?
Anyway, have a great weekend.