Symphony No.2, Op.134 (Reinecke, Carl)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 Hands (Reinecke)

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Schissel (2011/1/12)

Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Robert Forberg, n.d.[1875]. Plate 1900.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.2 in C minor
Alternative. Title Håkon Jarl
Composer Reinecke, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.134
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICR 96
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro ( = 80) (Hakon Jarl)
II. Andante ( = 56) (Thora)
III. Intermezzo: Allegretto molto moderato ( = 112) (In Odin's Grove)
IV. Finale: Allegro ( = 80) - Allegro molto (Oluf's Victory)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1874-5 (first version)
1888- revised version (manuscript)
First Publication. 1875
Dedication Niederländischen Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Tonkunst
Average DurationAvg. Duration 36 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Christoph Schlüren, May 2016 preface
Chandos CD booklet

Navigation etc.

Chandos CD booklet contains information about symphonies 2 and 3, the manuscript titles for movements of symphony 2. (These also appear on page 3 of the 4-hand reduction from Forberg). The CD booklet gives a composition date of 1875; while Reinecke site gives publication date of 1874 for the 2-piano version. The CD booklet is a source for information about 1888 revision. Not a program symphony, however (notes the composer).

  • Recorded on Chandos 9893 (recorded 1999, released 2001 - Howard Shelley conducting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Reinecke symphonies 2 and 3).

Instrumentation from the record at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

As noted by Schlüren there was also (prior to the A major symphony) a 1850 G major symphony by Reinecke which received several performances but which he disavowed and which has been lost.

There is also a Reinecke “Hakon Jarl” for soloists chorus and large orchestra published somewhat later which may not be musically a related work?