Symphony No.1, Op.71 (Berger, Wilhelm)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1899. Plate Part.B. 1431.

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Work Title Symphony No.1
Alternative Title
Composer Berger, Wilhelm
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.71
Key B-flat major
Movements/Sections 4 movements.
  1. Lebhaft (Vivace)
  2. Sehr lebhaft (Molto vivace) (in G minor)
  3. Langsam (Andante) (in D minor)
  4. Sehr lebhaft (Molto vivace)
First Performance 1898 ?
First Publication 1899
Dedication Emil und Fritz Steinbach
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B, F), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, strings
External Links Program Notes to the First Boston Performance of the Symphony (Nov. 3&4 1899, Boston Symphony conducted by Wilhelm Gericke)


Misc. Comments

was it first performed in 1898? a 1913 magazine claims "Professor Karl Panzner conducted the first performance of Wilhelm Berger's first symphony" (Musical times and singing-class circular, May 1 1913, page 339. Dusseldorf. Panzner (1866–1923) also premiered Ewald Straesser's 5th symphony in G.) First British performance however was in 1901 October. (Musical Times, December 1 1901, page 823.)

The program notes linked above (notes proper start on p.146 - translated from notes for the symphony circulated by the firm Praeger & Meier of Berlin) note that he was born in Boston, by the way, though his family returned to Bremen the year after his birth.

(Hrm, nice fughetta, or hint of one, to open the finale...)

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