Symphony No.2, Op.34 (Paine, John Knowles)



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Publisher. Info. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1880. Plate 5450.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Composer)

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Publisher. Info. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1880. Plate C.5424.
Misc. Notes C. for (copublisher) Cranz mentioned? Copyright is definitely given to Arthur P. Schmidt, but perhaps plates were printed by Cranz because of expense?? - Schissel
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Work Title Symphony No.2 in A major, Op.34
Alternative. Title Im Frühling
Composer Paine, John Knowles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.34
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Adagio sostenuto - "Departure of Winter" Allegro ma non troppo "Awakening of Nature"
II. Scherzo: Allegro "May-Night Fantasy"
III. Adagio "A Romance of Springtime"
IV. Allegro giojoso "The Glory of Nature"
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1879
First Performance. 1880-03-10
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Sanders Theater
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Listemann (conductor)
First Publication. 1880 - Arthur P. Schmidt
Average DurationAvg. Duration 58 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Liner notes by Steven Ledbetter

Misc. Comments

  • This was the first American symphonic work to be published in full score, apparently. (I thought that honor belonged to Chadwick symphony no.2, but I was mistaken.) - Schissel