Symphony No.8, Op.137 (Spohr, Louis)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Flute, 3 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello and Double Bass (Pappalardo)
Salvatore Pappalardo (1817–1884)
Manuscript, n.d.(between 1847(1854?) and 1860)?
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. ...
|Work Title||Symphony No.8|
|Year/Date of Composition||1847 (August to October?)|
|First Performance||22 December 1847
|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|
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.