Schubert was all of sixteen when he completed his first symphony (Symphony No 1 D major D. 82) on October 28th 1813 you can hear the influence of Beethoven’s Second and Third Symphonies very clearly but there are echoes of Mozart and Haydn in the orchestration and formality of the work. It’s sometimes written off as juvenalia and while it’s true that Schubert’s Symphonies numbers one to five show the rapid musical development of the young composer they’re well worth listening to in their own right. I like how he’s included the first movements slow introduction into the reprise and in this symphony he introduced for the first time the Mozart inspired doubling of the violin part in the lower octave by the bassoon we can hear in his later works. It’s played below by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel. Enjoy :-).
Video Source: Schubert Symphony No 1 D major Maazel Bavarian RSO – YouTube Published on 22 Jan 2013 by HaydnHouse04Mar1887