Symphonic Dances, Op.45 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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General Information

Work Title Symphonic Dances
Alternative. Title Симфонические танцы (Simfonicheskiye tantsy)
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.45
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Non Allegro (C minor)
II. Andante con moto. Tempo di Valse (G minor)
III. Lento assai—Allegro vivace (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940
First Performance. 1941-01-03 in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
First Publication. 1941
Copyright Information While public domain in Canada, this work is copyright in the US until 1 January 2037.
Dedication Eugene Ormandy (1899–1985) and the Philadelphia Orchestra
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon +
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba +
timpani, triangle, tambourine, side drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam,
3 tubular bells (D, E, F), xylophone, glockenspiel + harp, piano + strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Symphonic Dances - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

Includes quote from principal theme of Symphony No. 1, Op. 13 (thought to be lost at the time) at the end of the first movement. The third movement quotes the "Alliuiya" from the Vespers, Op. 37.

Version History

  • Composed for orchestra, 1940
  • Arranged for 2 pianos (4 hands) by Rachmaninoff, 1940
There are several quotes from the Dies irae, but are they quotes as filtered through other works?... - Schissel