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Symphony No.9 in C - Great - 2nd movement Schubert Help Opus Details
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This symphony, The Great, is Schubert's orchestral masterpiece. He wrote it in 1828, the year of his death at only 31 years of age. Schubert never heard it performed, as the manuscript was only discovered 11 years after his death, by Schumann, in Schubert's brother's house. Mendelssohn subsequently gave its first performance in 1840. It is rhythmically vigorous, full of good tunes, and uses the brass section of the orchestra to the full, which had not been done so much in the classical period.

The first 8 bars of this 2nd movement contain pianissimo chords on the violins and violas, with a fragment of a tune on the cellos and double basses. Then the plaintive first theme emerges on the oboes, against this chordal background. The 2nd theme is calmer and sweeter, in A major, still played by the oboes, later joined by the clarinets. The dramatic 3rd theme is in the dominant key of E minor, played by the violins, punctuated by heavy brass and timpani. A change to a more placid mood occurs with the 4th theme in F major, played by the 2nd violins.
Category: Symphony Orchestra Romantic Period
Time Signature 2 /4 Key Signature   C Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    The plaintive first theme, in A minor, emerges on the oboes, against this chordal background.

2    The 2nd theme is calmer and sweeter, in A major, still played by the oboes, later joined by the clarinets.

3    The dramatic 3rd theme is in the dominant key of E minor, played by the violins, punctuated by heavy brass and timpani.

4    A change to a more placid mood occurs with this 4th theme in F major, played by the 2nd violins.
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