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  •  Schubert's 9th (2+ / 0-)
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    Dumbo, oysterface

    This is the symphony, that Schubert wrote and never fin-ish-ed.

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    by barbwires on Thu May 26, 2011 at 07:27:02 PM PDT

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    •  He finished his 9th (the "Great"), (3+ / 0-)
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      barbwires, oysterface, Dumbo

      but it's the 8th that is often called the "Unfinished."  I think it's fine the way it is and call it the symphony in two movements.  (Schubert did start work on a third movement, and some of the Rosamunde music might have originally been for the 8th, as well.)

      There is also no Schubert symphony no. 7, or, rather it's an actual unfinished symphony -- completely outlined but barely orchestrated.  

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      by Loge on Fri May 27, 2011 at 08:28:55 AM PDT

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