Ears Wide Open: Schubert



Bliss out to Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony No. 9 under Richard Gill’s masterful tutelage.

Following several suspended attempts at symphonic writing, Schubert finally came up with the goods for his Symphony No.9 – a symphony of ‘heavenly length’ (according to Robert Schumann) with its glorious melodies and colours placing it on equal footing with the great symphonies of Beethoven. Its sense of grandeur and space certainly make this work deserved of its ‘Great’ subtitle, but there are still some question marks about how it came to be.

When was the work actually written, what happened to the ‘lost’ Gastein Symphony allegedly written in a similar time period, and how have performances of the work dramatically changed over the past 100 years?

Whether you are new to classical music or a seasoned concertgoer, join esteemed music educator and conductor, Richard Gill for a part concert/part interactive lecture about the work, in the second of the three-part Ears Wide Open 2017 concert series.

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Franz Schubert
Symphony No.9 Great


This production is part of the following series:

Talking About Music

If you want to go deeper into what makes music work or the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing, Melbourne Recital Centre regularly presents informative and entertaining talks.