Jan 10, 2019
This week we dive into one of the great Early Romantic symphonies, Schubert's 9th. Mysteries have shrouded this symphony ever since it was heard for the first time, long after Schubert's death. Despite, or because of, its radical simplicity and "heavenly length," this symphony remains controversial to this day, with some people worshipping Schubert's unsurpassed melodic gift, and others turning up their noses at a feeling of monotony and repetitiveness. Whichever side you're on, I hope you enjoy the show!