Schubert broke with Classical tradition in his Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” a powerfully lyrical work in which he reaffirms his melodic mastery, as in Die schöne Mullerin. Conversely, one of his most joy-filled works, the Symphony no. 5, embraces Viennese classicism.
Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished”
Schubert, Die schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill), D. 795, excerpts
Schubert, Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485