Symphony No.4 (Ropartz, Guy)

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Publisher. Info. Boston: The Boston Music Company, 1914. Plate B. M. Co. 3740A.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.4
Alternative. Title
Composer Ropartz, Guy
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGR 82
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements (connected)
  1. Allegro moderato --
  2. Adagio (reh.15) - Allegretto (reh.18) - Adagio (reh.21) -
  3. Allegro moderato (reh.29)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908-11?
First Performance. 1911-10-15
Paris
Lamoureux Concerts
Camille Chevillard conducting
First Publication. 1914
Dedication à Gaston Carraud
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, contrabass trombone, timpani, harp, and strings
External Links Boston Symphony Program Notes (contains partial list of Ropartz works with premiere dates, including symphony no.4)

Misc. Comments

Composition date is given as "1910" on the score, 1911 elsewhere- perhaps begun in 1910, concluded in 1911? 1908-1911 according to notes to Timpani recording.

Given its US premiere by the Boston Symphony conducted by Karl Muck (not André Caplet as claimed in the Timpani notes), October 24, 1914. (The Timpani notes one can usually defer to, but on matters specifically Boston Symphony there should be no reason to doubt the Boston Symphony's own records.)