The Symphony No. 9 in C major, D 944, known as the Great (first published by Breitkopf & Härtel in 1849 as "Symphonie / C Dur / für großes Orchester", listed as Symphony No. 8 in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe), is the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert. Originally called The Great C major to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 6, the Little C major, the subtitle is now usually taken as a reference to the symphony's majesty. Unusually long for a symphony of its time, a typical performance of The Great takes around 55 minutes, though it can also be played in as little as 45 minutes by employing a faster tempo and not repeating sections as indicated in the score.
Performances & Interviews
- Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, 'Great' (in binaural sound)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04705z4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04705z4.jpg2016-08-02T21:00:34.000ZListen on headphones to the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p044hj54
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, 'Great' (in binaural sound)Listen on headphones to the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena.