In 1978 the music world commemorated the 150th anniversary of Schubert's death, and his great symphonies were widely played and recorded. In this one volume are Schubert's four most popular and most often played symphonies in full score, including the Symphony No. 9, which, according to Grove's Dictionary, is universally admitted to be his greatest masterpiece. The symphonies are reproduced complete and unabridged from the famous and scholarly Breitkopf & Hartel series, a large and eminently readable edition, and are edited by Brahms. No other single-volume edition of these works is currently available.Included in this book are: Symphony No. 4 ( Tragic ) in C MirSymphony No. 5 in B-flat Major (also kwn as Symphony without Trumpets and Drums )Symphony No. 8 ( Unfinished) in B MirSymphony No. 9 ( Great) in C MajorThe music has been reproduced in a size large eugh to be read easily, with large teheads, wide margins (for tes, antations, etc.), and on opaque paper with sturdy, sewn bindings. Pages lie flat and will t fall out. The edition is practical for almost any use, whether as a study guide, a reference, or simply a companion for your greater musical enjoyment.
Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797 1828) was extremely prolific in the course of his brief life. In addition to 600 Lieder, he wrote nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas and incidental music, along with a large body of chamber music and solo piano music.