WSMR Quarterly Issue Reports - Q1 2020

Evening Masterwork: Schubert’s Symphony No. 1

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Symphony NO. 1 in D Op. 82 by Franz Schubert

Evening Masterwork for January 3, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Franz Schubert was just 16 when he completed his First Symphony, and it was one of the composer’s best pieces to date. The Symphony No. 1 came after earlier efforts to compose a symphony – both instances the composer had started and scrapped what he had – as well as a handful of completed overtures. In this work, Schubert shows off his eighteenth century roots he gained from studying with Antonio Salieri, and much of the symphony is Classical in nature. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7: Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 1 in D, on Classical WSMR.