Symphony No.8, Op.137 (Spohr, Louis)




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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1854]. Plate 3712.
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.500dpi, color jp2 files approx. 3160 by 4940 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. Octavo format.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Flute, 3 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello and Double Bass (Pappalardo)

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Arranger Salvatore Pappalardo (1817–1884)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(between 1847(1854?) and 1860)?
Misc. Notes 1847 date of composition, 1854 date of publication of symphony arranged here. don't know if composer and arranger were acquainted, though! Not for "flute, strings and basso continuo" since the bass part is not a basso continuo part- none of the 6/4 numbers, etc.!... to build chords from, very specifically for double bass, not chitarrone etc. ...
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.8
Alternative. Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.137
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Adagio - Allegro
  2. Poco adagio
  3. Scherzo. Allegretto – Trio: Un poco meno allegro
  4. Finale. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1847 (August to October?)
First Performance. 1847-12-22 — Kassel: Spohr (conductor)
First Publication. 1854 – Leipzig: C.F. Peters (full score, 148 pp., plate 3712)
Dedication Suggested and perhaps commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London
Average DurationAvg. Duration 33 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A/B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in E/G, 2 in G/C/D), 2 trumpets (G alto/C/G/D), 3 trombones
timpani, strings

Misc. Comments

According to the notes to Hyperion's recording, a letter from Spohr to Moritz Hauptmann dated 9 November 1847 states that Spohr had just completed the symphony. Discussed by Brown (Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography) pp.306-309 particularly.

Symphonies by Louis Spohr