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[+] Rifkin, Joshua. "A Note on Schubert's Great C-Major Symphony." 19th-Century Music 6 (Summer 1982): 13-16.

Manuscripts of the first movement of Schubert's Symphony No. 9 indicate the presence of an earlier version of the principal theme. In this earlier form, the principal theme is clearly derived from Mozart's "Notte e giorno faticar" from Don Giovanni. Schubert held Don Giovanni in highest esteem and was probably reminded of the work by a performance of this opera at the time he was composing Symphony No. 9.

Works: Schubert: Symphony No. 9.

Index Classifications: 1800s

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