Symphony No.2, Op.53 (Volkmann, Robert)



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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.(1879). Plate 22736.
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Volkmann, Robert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.53
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRV 35
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Allegretto (E major)
  3. Andantino (G minor)
  4. Allegro vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1864–1865 ?
First Performance. 1867 December, Vienna or earlier
First Publication. 1867 – Pesth: Heckenast
Dedication Der russischen Gesellschaft in Moskau gewidmet.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in F/E, 2 in F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, strings

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Dedication mentioned in review in AMZ (1867, no.10, page 80, new series volume 2) review (we don't have the first edition right now and our copy doesn't have a dedication.)

Performed in a 1867 December 8 concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. See eg Concert Annals, Vienna Philharmonic.