Symphony No.3, Op.15 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1927. Plate M. 7159 Г.
Misc. Notes Not amazing quality, but legible, with little in the way of artifacts or skew
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For Piano 4 Hands

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Arranger Composer?
Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Moscow: M.S.G.I, 1927. Plate M. 7905 Г.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative. Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 58
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Non troppo vivo, vigoroso (A minor - A major)
  2. Deciso e sdegnoso (A minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914 (April)
First Performance. 1915-2-27
  • Emil Cooper conducting, in Moscow
First Publication. 1927 ?
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8001P260
Dedication Boris Asafyev
Average DurationAvg. Duration 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B)
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), alto trumpet (F), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, tam-tam, bass drum, strings
External Links
Wikipedia article
Wikipedia article (German)

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... Hrm. Does Gulinskaja or anyone else mention when this symphony was premiered?

(answering myself sort of: "this last-named young composer's [Myaskovsky] third symphony has been brought forward by Siloti, and has been received with profound respect if not exactly with enthusiasm." - from M. Montagu-Nathan's "Music in Russia" column, February 1 1917 Musical Times, page 71 (Myaskovsky's 2nd piano sonata had just been mentioned. So, premiered by 1917. Seem to recall a mention of a performance closer to 1915, as Ikonnikov, I think, mentions Myaskovsky hearing of a performance while he was still on the war front (this relating to the genesis of either symphony 4 or 5, I think.) -- actually, this may refer to symphony 2, according to Skans' notes to the same?)

Premiered 2-14-1915 by Emil Cooper in Moscow, acc Tassie. I assume that's Julian-date so converting?

(Quoting Per Skans (2001): "one of the few cases of a composer dedicating a work to a critic!") (of course, since a number of composers were also critics, and since Asafiev was also a composer...)

Symphonies by Nikolay Myaskovsky