Symphony No.3, Op.44 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Charles Foley, 1937.
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Editor Georgy Kirkor (1910-1980)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1960. Plate M. 25262 Г.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Rachmaninoff)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(ca.1945). Plate M. 20019 Г.
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Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative. Title
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.44
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Lento—Allegro moderato (A minor)
II. Adagio ma non troppo—Allegro vivace (C minor)
III. Allegro—Allegro vivace—Allegro (Tempo primo)—Allegretto—Allegro vivace (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1935–36, revised 1938
First Performance. 1936-11-06 in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)
First Publication. 1937 - New York: Charles Foley
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B, A),
bass clarinet (B, A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B, A), alto trumpet (F), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani (3), triangle, side drum, cymbals, bass drum, xylophone, harp (or celesta), strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Symphony No.3 - scores at Sheet Music Plus

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Version History

  • Composed for orchestra, 1935–36
  • Revised by Rachmaninoff, 1938