Symphony No.5 in B flat major D.485
Franz Schubert

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The fourth of Schubert's 7 entries in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This has appeared in every chart across the 20 years and reached its highest position of number 112 in 1997.

Schubert began both a law degree and his Symphony No. 5 in the same year. In this instance at least, it was the degree rather than the music that would remain unfinished. At nineteen, this might well have been the piece that caused him to break off from his planned law degree. This symphony is a real product of its time it could almost be by Mozart, given its youthful exuberance.