Symphony No.2, Op.55 (Saint-Saëns, Camille)

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Editor First edition (later issue)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie, n.d.[1878]. Plate D. S. & Cie. 2474.
Reprinted Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1908. Plate D. & F. 2474 with copyright claim.
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Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France  2e série, 68e année, Nº 6, 8 Février 1879, p.94, r.437.
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Arranger Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand et Schoenewerk, n.d.[1890]. Plate D.S. 4177.
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Misc. Notes 4177 - 1890: see Teller-Ratner, p.270. Also: Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 79e année, Nº 27, 5 Juillet 1890, p.427, r.2825.
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Arranger André Messager (1853-1929)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.[1879]. Plate D.S. & Cie 2562.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.2
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Composer Saint-Saëns, Camille
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.55
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Adagio marcato – Allegro appassionato
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo. Presto
  4. Prestissimo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859
First Performance. 1860-3-25 in Paris, Salle Pleyel
Société des jeunes artistes du Conservatoire, Jules Pasdeloup (conductor)
First Publication. 1878
Dedication Jules Étienne Pasdeloup (1819-1887)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons,
2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings
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Misc. Comments

Premiere information from Ratner, Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921: The instrumental works, p.270. Dates 1879 and 1890 for Durand pf4h and 2pf arrangement publication dates from the same source. (French Wikipedia has 20 February 1859.)

Symphonies by Camille Saint-Saëns