Mozart's Attic Thursday Oct 6th 10:00 PM
Schubert's final symphony, the Great C major, was another one of those works that he was never to hear performed. There was no one to finance a concert, and so this masterpiece sat in a musical society slushpile for a decade until Robert Schumann took the manuscript and showed it to Felix Mendelssohn, who stared at it goggle-eyed and promptly scheduled a premiere performance in Leipzig.
Schubert's Symphony No. 9 is our featured work this week. Then we head east toward Russia and music said to have roots going back more than 2,000 years, other music with east-of-the-Urals influences, and the conclusion of our cycle of the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues.