Symphony No.2, Op.11 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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 I. Allegro (CA)
#297669 - 10.78MB, 61 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/24/21

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 III. Allegro con fuoco - Presto (CA)
#297671 - 12.66MB, 71 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/24/21

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzgiz, 1928. Plate M. 8141 Г.
Co-issue - Vienna: Universal Edition, 1928. Plate U.E. 9096.


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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 hands

 Complete Score (CA)
#255289 - 7.87MB, 89 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/25/21

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Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzgiz, 1929. Plate M. 9508 Г.
Coissue - Vienna: Universal Edition, 1929. Plate U.E. 9218.


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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.11
Key C-sharp minor
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Allegro
II. Molto sostenuto. Adagio serioso, ma espressivo - pochissimo accelerando (attacca)
III. Presto (or Allegro con fuoco)
Year/Date of Composition 1910-1911
First Performance 1912-1916, Moscow, K. Saradjev
First Publication 1928 - Moscow: Muzgiz, Plate M. 8141 Г.
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1928), p.272
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8001P260
Average Duration 45 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A),
bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 4 trumpets (A), 3 trombones, 2 tubas
timpani, strings
External Links
Wikipedia (German)

Misc. Comments

hrm- not published until 1928?? (full score, acc. to Worldcat- 1929 for reduction) I wonder if it was revised between 1911 and 1928... (full score then republished in selected works in the 1950s, have seen that printing)

Premiered in Moscow in June 1912 under the baton of Konstantin Saradjev.

However, premiere date given in Gulinskaia* is June 28, 1913, Pavlovsk, Aslanov conducting (photograph of program from this concert is duplicated in an insert before page 17.)

It's possible--the 1st Symphony was revised according to in 1921. --BachFan 19:18, 30 September 2015 (EDT)

Yes, and several other works of his were revised even later still; it was something of a thing of his. Possible, yes, certainly- but not definite. If anyone has any evidence one way the other, my ears are open... - ES

*Gulinskaia, Z.K., translated into German (from Russian) by Lehmann, Dieter ; Kuhn, Ernst (1985): Nikolai Jakowlewitsch Mjaskowski (Verlag Neue Musik, Berlin).

Symphonies by Nikolay Myaskovsky
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