Scherzo from Symphony No. 9, “The Great C major”, D. 944

Scherzo from Symphony No. 9, “The Great C major”, D. 944

from: F. P. Schubert (1797-1828)

Originally for full orchestra in C major, transposed here to F. In the words of Michael Steinberg, the trio, “a sublime version of country dance,” has a melody that “is one of those that must have been there since the beginning of the world.” In order to access this duet, go to “Duets from Dufay to de Falla in the “Duets by Various Composers” section.

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