|First Publication||1869/70 – Mainz: Schott|
|Genre Categories||; ;|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.79|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IHE 5|
|First Publication.||1869/70 – Mainz: Schott|
|Dedication||Constantin, Count of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (Konstantin zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1828–1896))|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||2 Flutes, oboes, clarinets (A), bassoons, 4 horns (F), trumpets (E), trombones (in finale), timpani, strings|
Publication noted in the January, 1870 issue so probably published late in 1869. Noted in a list of (recently) published symphonies in the Signale für Musikalische Welt, 20 March 1871, p.226.
An earlier symphony in D minor (Op.44) published ca.1854, according to Wikipedia Op.44 is Esser's 4th symphony; this might be Esser's 5th symphony?
Performed in Montreux April 9 1903, conducted by Oscar Juttner, which puts an upper bound on the premiere date (given as 1re audition in Neue zeitschrift für Musik (24 June 1903 issue, p.379), but this likely as not means first performance in Montreux - or even first in that series of concerts- or.)