Symphony No.2, Op.34 (Stenhammar, Wilhelm)

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Publisher. Info. Stockholm: Carl Gehrmans Musikförlag, 1952. Plate C.G. 4765p.
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Misc. Notes Not the first edition of the work, but the first study-score ever published of it.
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title Symfoni (g-moll)
Composer Stenhammar, Wilhelm
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.34
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro energico (G minor)
II. Andante (C major)
III. Scherzo. Allegro, ma non troppo presto (G minor)
IV. Finale. Sostenuto-Allegro vivace (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1911-15 (concluded 1915-4-15)
First Performance. 1915-4-22, Gothenburg, Swedish Music Festival
First Publication. 1916 – Stockholm: Abraham Hirsch
Dedication Gothenburg Orchestral Society
Average DurationAvg. Duration 45 minutes ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links SMH
Preface at Musikmph.de by Stephen Luttmann
All Music Guide
Wikipedia article (Japanese)

Misc. Comments

The finale, though not so marked by the composer in score, follows the introduction with a fugue on two themes (the second theme- something of a variant of the first - beginning in C minor at the Tranquillamente, p.115 of the Gehrman score, theme introduced in the clarinets.)