Schubert - Symphony no. 9 in C Major D944
Type of Spiritual Experience
C major Symphony
In 1825, Schubert wrote the Piano Sonata in A minor (D 845, first published as op. 42), and began the Symphony in C major (Great C major, D. 944), which was completed the following year.
The Symphony in C major (D. 944) is dated 1828, but Schubert scholars believe that this symphony was largely written in 1825–1826 (being referred to while he was on holiday at Gastein in 1825 – that work, once considered lost, is now generally seen as an early stage of his C major symphony) and was revised for prospective performance in 1828. This was a fairly unusual practice for Schubert, for whom publication, let alone performance, was rarely contemplated for most of his larger-scale works during his lifetime. The huge, Beethovenian work was declared "unplayable" by a Viennese orchestra. In the last weeks of his life, he began to sketch three movements for a new Symphony in D major (D 936A).
In 1838 Robert Schumann, on a visit to Vienna, found the dusty manuscript of the C major Symphony (D. 944) and took it back to Leipzig where it was performed by Felix Mendelssohn and celebrated in the Neue Zeitschrift.
Great C major Symphony was described by Robert Schumann as running to "heavenly lengths".
A description of the experience
Schubert-Symphony no. 9 in C Major D. 944-"The Great" (Complete)
London Symphony Orchestra-Josef Krips-conductor-1958-
1. Andante-Allegro ma non troppo
2.Andante con moto
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
4. Allegro vivace