Schubert's larger works, such as his symphonies, were largely unknown during his lifetime. Only one full evening public performance of his music was given while he was alive, on March 26, 1828 when a quartet movement, a trio in E flat, some choral music and seven songs were performed. Most unfortunately for Schubert, Paganini chose that very week to make his Viennese debut, which quite overshadowed Schubert's concert. It is unlikely that Schubert heard even one of his symphonies performed! During his last year, when he was in very poor health, he composed, among a great deal of other music, his "Great C Major" Symphony (usually assigned the number 9). This was not performed during his life--he died in November 1828--and not published until 1840. It did not begin to receive performances until the 1850s and 60s when it inspired a whole new generation of German symphonists of whom the foremost was Johannes Brahms. Let's take a look at the first movement. Here is the whole symphony, which is nearly an hour long. The first movement is about fourteen minutes long, of which the first four minutes or so are an introduction. Have a listen just to the first movement with the score. (It will be easier if you click on the YouTube logo; then you can watch it on YouTube where you can go full screen and see the score better.)
Here is that first theme for the horns:
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Since Schubert takes his time in this symphony, we will as well. I'll leave off here and continue with the Allegro tomorrow. I suggest listening to that first movement a couple of times.