Symphony No.2, Op.53 (Volkmann, Robert)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.(1879). Plate 22736.
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Volkmann, Robert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.53
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 35
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Allegretto (E major)
  3. Andantino (G minor)
  4. Allegro vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1864–1865 ?
First Performance. 1867 December, Vienna or earlier
First Publication. 1867 – Pesth: Heckenast
Dedication Der russischen Gesellschaft in Moskau gewidmet.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in F/E, 2 in F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, strings

Misc. Comments

Dedication mentioned in review in AMZ (1867, no.10, page 80, new series volume 2) review (we don't have the first edition right now and our copy doesn't have a dedication.)

Performed in a 1867 December 8 concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. See eg Concert Annals, Vienna Philharmonic.