10 Jul 2017

SCHUBERT: Symphony No 9 in C D944, Great

From Music Alive, 7:00 pm on 10 July 2017
Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert Photo: Wilhelm August Rieder Public Domain

By 1824 Schubert was conscious that he could be a successor to Beethoven and that his works were paving a way towards a 'symphony in the grand style'.

The next year he began this great four-movement symphony in C major, during a summer walking tour among the inspiring lakes and mountains of the Gastein area of Upper Austria.

Recorded 10 September 2016 at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Graham Kennedy