Symphony No.2 (Ropartz, Guy)

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Sheet Music


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Daphnis (2009/4/30)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Editions Salabert, n.d. Edition EB 0676.
Misc. Notes From information provided in Timpani notes (qv), not a reprint but a first edition, typeset (and of course of necessity edited from) Ropartz' manuscript in their vaults.) In which case this may be an issue or two.
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III. Adagio

For Organ (Walter)

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Keanur (2019/9/28)

Arranger Désiré Walter
Publisher. Info. Maîtres contemporains de l’orgue, Vol.7 (pp.255-260)
Paris: Maurice Senart & Cie., 1914. Plate M.S. et Cie 3429.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Ropartz, Guy
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGR 80
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Adagio molto ( = 56) - Allegro ( = 144)
  2. Molto vivace (G minor.  = 144), p. 47
  3. Adagio (D major.  = 60), p. 82
  4. Pas très vite, mais joyeux (or: Allegro moderato?) ( = 132), p. 95
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899-1900 (conclusion: Marnes, 15 septembre 1900)
First Performance. 1901 April 26 conducted by Pierre de Bréville
First Publication. 1901 (Thirion reduction, plate E.B. et Cie. 676)
Dedication Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35-40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 flutes/piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, and strings
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BnF no longer has the original Baudoux full score, it seems (or even its Salabert reprint/re-typeset) (they do have Thirion's ©1901 piano duet reduction thereof, also made for Baudoux.) This is explained somewhat in the notes to Timpani 1C1097. The premiere - left to Bréville to the last minute - was a failure; perhaps as a result, " A unique fact with this composer, this symphony even seemed to have disappeared during his lifetime (except for the two-piano version), as was implied in a letter from 1955; no trace of it was to be found in Bibliothèque Nationale or in his own home, where, however, a large number of his works were kept" -- ... "Yet, this pièce, which in fact slumbered well hidden in the depths of Editions Salabert" - explaining how it is that Salabert had the manuscript (to typeset from, see full score above) when BnF - and the composer's home - were lacking. ES