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

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

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#97773 - 23.38MB, 116 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/C - 524x

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Schissel (2011/3/30)


Salvatore Pappalardo (1817–1884)

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, n.d.(between 1847(1854?) and 1860)?


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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 Number Op.137
Key G major
Movements/Sections 4 movements:
  1. Adagio - Allegro
  2. Poco adagio
  3. Scherzo. Allegretto – Trio: Un poco meno allegro
  4. Finale. Allegro
Year/Date of Composition 1847 (August to October?)
First Performance 1847 December 22
The composer conducting
First Publication 1854 by Peters (full score, 148 pp., plate 3712)
Dedication Suggested and perhaps commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London
Average Duration 33 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 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
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