Symphony No.13, Op.36 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.[1945]. Plate M. 18096 Г.


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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.13
Alternative Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.36
Key B-flat minor
Movements/Sections 1 movement in 3 sections
Year/Date of Composition 1933 February
First Performance 1934 January
First Publication 1945
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8001P652
Average Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, strings
External Links Wikipedia article (English)
Wikipedia article (German)

Misc. Comments

US premiere 15 January 1934 by Chicago Symphony, cond. Frederick Stock (Moscow premiere under Leo Ginzburg more or less simultaneous). According to de-Wikipedia and source (Gulinskaya), was probably intended to be dedicated to Stock (see the de-Wikipedia article).

was conceived in February 1933 ("konzipierte in einer einzigen Februarnacht des Jahres 1933.") - Gulinskaya, p.155 (1985 translation). "Die Uraufführung der 13. Sinfonie fand fast gleichzeit in Moskau (Dirigent: L. Ginsburg) und in Chicago (Dirigent: F. Stock) statt.) (p.158.) -- suggests, I think, that we don't really know which of these two was the first performance. This is somewhat similarly the case with at least one work by Prokofiev, too, I believe- for instance- though for that work (one of his string quartets?) for complicated reasons. - Schissel

Symphonies by Nikolay Myaskovsky
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