Symphony No.3 (Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm)

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Publisher. Info. Stockholm: Elkan & Schildknecht, Emil Carelius, 1922. Plate E.C. 333.
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Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative. Title Same ätnam ; Lapland
Composer Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro moderato, misterioso e fantastico Forntidsbilder
  2. Moderato, ma energicamente colorito Vinterkväll (C minor)
  3. Tranquillo, ma con nascosta passione Sommarnatt (B major/G minor to C major)
  4. Moderato, ma sempre con inquietà Framtidsdrömmar
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913-1915
First Performance. 1921 or earlier?
First Publication. 1922 ?
Average DurationAvg. Duration 37-42 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B, 3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani, triangle, tambourine, harp, orchestral piano, cymbals (2nd movement and finale), glockenspiel (finale), bells (finale), bass drum (finale), strings
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Misc. Comments

Performance mentioned in a 1921 issue of Le Ménéstrel (in a report from Stockholm)? Programmatic titles for movements from Frederick Key Smith's Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium.

(Despite F major key-signature in last pages of work, concluding two page Andante tranquillo returns to F minor, including final chords. A representative quote - this from Schwann but reflective of other sources - "it is the work that made Peterson-Berger's reputation as a symphonist.")