Symphony No.2 (Ropartz, Guy)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Editions Salabert, Edition EB 0676, n.d.?
Misc. Notes From information provided in Timpani notes (qv), not a reprint but a first edition, typeset (and of course of necessity edited from) Ropartz' manuscript in their vaults.) In which case this may be an issue or two.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Ropartz, Guy
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Adagio molto (= 56) - Allegro (= 144)
  2. Molto vivace (G minor. Half note.png ‧ = 144)
  3. Adagio (D major. = 60)
  4. Pas très vite, mas joyeux (or: Allegro molto?) (Half note.png = 132)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899-1900 (conclusion: Marnes, 15 septembre 1900)
First Performance. 1901 April 26 conducted by Pierre de Bréville
First Publication. 1901 (Thirion reduction)
Dedication Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35-40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 flutes/piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, and strings

Misc. Comments

BNF no longer has the original Baudoux full score, it seems (or even its Salabert reprint/re-typeset) (they do have Thirion's (non-PD-CA) ©1901 piano duet reduction thereof, also made for Baudoux.) This is explained somewhat in the notes to Timpani 1C1097. The premiere - left to Bréville to the last minute - was a failure; perhaps as a result, " A unique fact with this composer, this symphony even seemed to have disappeared during his lifetime (except for the two-piano version), as was implied in a letter from 1955; no trace of it was to be found in Bibliothèque Nationale or in his own home, where, however, a large number of his works were kept" -- ... "Yet, this pièce, which in fact slumbered well hidden in the depths of Editions Salabert" - explaining how it is that Salabert had the manuscript (to typeset from, see full score above) when BNF - and the composer's home - were lacking. ES