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The Unfinished

  • Date Submitted: 05/03/2016 03:28 PM
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The Unfinished Symphony
“Franz Schubert Born on January 31, 1797, in Austria. Franz Peter Schubert showed an early gift for music. As a child, his talents included an ability to play the piano, violin and organ. He is considered the last of the classical composers and one of the first romantic ones.” Schubert's music is notable for its melody and harmony.   Early in 1822, Franz Schubert was at the peak of his career and he began writing a monumental Symphony in B minor. By the end of that year, he had achieved the first two movements and drew a third. He became ill late in that year and for a time was completely incapacitated, which was when he stopped working on the symphony and put it to the side. I don’t really like classical music nor do I really care for romantic music. Franz was the only composer to really get my attention. It interest me to why he didn’t finish the symphony, but mostly his style he used in the 8th sometimes referenced as the 7th unfinished symphony.
“In the fall of 1822, having completed his Mass in A-flat, Schubert began work on the Symphony in B Minor, which became known as the Unfinished. Three movements were sketched; two were completed. The reasons for the work being left incomplete are open to conjecture.” When you are listing to Franz Schubert music, you find in the music he finished for this B minor symphony a way of forming time and tonality that no other symphonic composer up to this time period had conquered. Franz Schubert's Unfinished Symphony is the two movements: an Allegro moderato and Andante con moto. The music sounds odd from the very beginning. The intoning melody that will not only serve as an essential musical cell for the introduction but also play a role in the Allegro ma non trope movement that emerges from it, particularly in its coda. Instead of the self-assured theme, speech, or liveliness that classical and early romantic symphonies should start with, this symphony opens with a presence, with music that sounds...


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