By Franz Schubert
Full Orchestra (Full Score)
Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797–1828) was the first of the great Romantics. In addition to his nine symphonies, he wrote more than 600 lieder (songs), piano music, operas, and chamber music, including the popular Trout Quintet. His First Symphony, written when the composer was only sixteen years old, abounds with the promise of a young genius. His Second Symphony, created the following year, embodies the same great Viennese classical traditions of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.