Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C Major, D.944 “The Great” - Mvt. IV
Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C Major, D.944 “The Great” - Mvt. IV CIM Orchestra Carl Topilow, conductor Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Kulas Hall Schubert’s last complete symphony was originally called the “Great C Major” to distinguish it from Symphony No.6, the “Little C Major.” Now it is simply referred to as the “Great” and taken as a reference to the symphony’s grandeur. It was first publicly performed on March 21, 1939 by Felix Mendelssohn at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. Schumann famously hailed the symphony for its “heavenly length.” It is often considered Schubert’s finest work for orchestra.
Composers Franz Schubert
Works SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN C MAJOR, D. 944 ("GREAT")