Symphony, Op.67 (Hiller, Ferdinand)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1865]. Plate 18034.
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Work Title Symphony
Alternative. Title Es muss doch Frühling werden
Composer Hiller, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.67
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFH 69
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1848?
First Performance. 1849 or earlier
First Publication. 1865 ?
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra (2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings)
External Links RISM 700000360 (autograph dated 1860, gifted to Fétis and housed in Robert Schumann-Haus Zwickau.)

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Performed in 1849, March 15, conducted by Julius Rietz at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Performed in 1852, January 14, conducted by Franz Liszt, in Weimar. Chronology of Hiller's symphonies seems to be along the lines of 1831 (symphony 2 in A minor performed December 4, 1831?), 1848 (this work), 1849 (something mentioned by Schumann- maybe already in list - perhaps this work!), 1852 (symphony in G "Im Freien"), , possibly others. (A minor may be a misprint; at least one contemporary reports the same concert as the Hyperion Records notes from which that information does come, but gives no key. Three ca.1830–31 symphonies still exist, in F minor, C major and E minor, scanned by the Goethe-University Frankfurt.)

The title may refer to the political events (so, figurative Spring) of 1848.

Autograph dated as late as 1860 one guesses because it was gifted to Fétis at that point, not because the work was composed that late, though there may be other explanations.