Suite for Orchestra, Op.119 (Rubinstein, Anton)

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Editor First edition ?
Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Bartholf Senff, 1895. Plate 2352.
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Work Title Suite for Orchestra
Alternative. Title
Composer Rubinstein, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.119
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAR 102
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Prélude. Moderato
  2. Elegie. Adagio
  3. Capriccio. Presto
  4. Intermezzo. Moderato assai
  5. Scherzo. Allegro vivace assai - Un poco animato - Tempo I
  6. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivace e con fuoco
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894 summer
First Publication. 1895
Dedication l'Imperiale Société musicale russe
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40-odd minutes?
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra (piccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, 4 horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba, timpani, strings)

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There is a recording on Centaur but it omits the Intermezzo movement. Estimating that movement at 3 minutes and adding that to the 38-minute duration of the one (as of 3/2019) existing recording, one gets ca.41 minutes for the suite. It is sometimes online described mistakenly as a suite for piano and orchestra because its one recording is as a coupling to the last instalment in a series of Rubinstein's piano concertos.

Definitely composed before November 1894, of course, come to think of it... Specific composition date from Philip Taylor, Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music, p.236 (who claims publication was also in 1894, but © on score is 1895.)