Music - "Play it Forward"

Franz Schubert by Josef Kriehuber (1846)

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Schubert - Symphony No. 9 "The Great"

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Schubert's Symphony No. 9 "The Great"
Recorded October 9, 2016
Rossen Milanov, conductor

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Program Note

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 “The Great”
Composed 1825–1826

When we hear Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major referred to by its nickname, "The Great," it is safe to assume that it must be pretty good. However, at the time, the subtitle was chosen to distinguish the symphony from the earlier Symphony No. 6 (“Little”), also cast in the key of C. The distinction could also apply to the work’s prodigious length, which in performance rivals that of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony.

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