Symphony No.1, Op.22 (Straesser, Ewald)

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Publisher. Info. Koeln: Tischer & Jagenberg, 1910. Plate T&J 1.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony
Alternative. Title
Composer Straesser, Ewald
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.22
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IES 7
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Alla breve e con anima
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Scherzo. Presto
  4. Finale. Molto con fuoco, vivacissimo. Sehr scharf rhythmisch.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908 April-August, revised 1909
First Performance. 1909-3-22 (first version)
Fritz Steinbach conducting (Gürzenich Orchestra, Gürzenich-Concerts)
First Publication. 1910
Dedication "Meinen Kindern"
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba, 2 timpani, cymbals, strings
External Links MPH preface (by Jörg Jewanski, 2013)

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Given its US premiere November 15 1912 by the Chicago Symphony. (From a PDF of Chicago Symphony US premieres from 1891 to the present.)

From preface: "[A]lmost the entire stock-in-trade of the publisher Tischer, who had issued Strässer’s first two symphonies and other works, perished in the Second World War"