Symphony No.2, Op.27 (Straesser, Ewald)

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Engraver Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Publisher. Info. Koeln: Tischer & Jagenberg, 1913. Plate T.&J. 218.
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Straesser, Ewald
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.27
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IES 8
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro [poco] moderato, ma con passione. ( = 108)
  2. Scherzo. Presto - Meno mosso, ma non troppo - Tempo I
  3. Variationen. Andante poco sostenuto (B minor.  = 56). (Theme and 3 Variations.) - attacca
  4. Finale. Commodo, grazioso e con anima. ( = 80)
First Performance. 1913?
First Publication. 1913
Dedication Fritz Steinbach
Average DurationAvg. Duration 39 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
3 flutes (2nd (3rd in finale) takes piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B/A),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon,
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
2 timpani ("pedalpauken"), cymbals, triangle, harp, strings

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Premiered in Cologne in 1913? at the 8th Gurzenich Concert (possibly conducted by Steinbach. May 1 1913 Musical times and singing-class circular, page 339. Given brief, positive review in July 1913 "The Etude".)