Franz Schubert: Symphonies No. 8 And No. 9

Christoph von Dohnanyi & The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Schubert Symphonies No 8 And No 9
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    1. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato 1:01
    2. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished": II. Andante con moto
    3. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major "The Great": I. Andante; Allegro ma non troppo
    4. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major "The Great": II. Andante con moto
    5. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major "The Great": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
    6. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major "The Great": IV. Finale: Allegro vivace

Schubert's 8th Symphony is his most popular and also most mysterious. Why would the composer abandon the work after such expressiveness in the first two movements. The 9th was the only fully finished Symphony Schubert composed after the age of twenty-one.

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