Symphony No.3, Op.27 (Szymanowski, Karol)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1925. Plate U.E. 7653.
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Editor Teresa Chylińska (1931-)
Language Polish / German
Translator Hans Bethge (1876-1946), German text)
Publisher. Info. Karol Szymanowski: Gesamtausgabe, Serie A, Bd.2:
Orchester-und Vokalwerke, 1-5
(pp.XV-XVI, 1-88)
Kraków: PWM-Edition, No.7004, 1973. Plate 5363.
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Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative. Title Pieśń o nocy ; The Song of the Night ; Chant de la nuit
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.27
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IKS 48
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 unnumbered movements:
Moderato assai (attacca)
Vivace scherzando
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914-16
First Performance. 1928-3-2, Lvov*
Stanisława Korwin-Szymanowska (soprano)
chorus, orchestra, Adam Sołtys (conductor)
First Publication. 1925 – Vienna: Universal Edition
Librettist Tadeusz Miciński (1873–1918), translation
after Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207–1273)
Language Polish
Dedication Anna Szymanowska née Taube (composer's mother)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 23-29 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation high voice, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voice: tenor (or soprano)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (B),
E clarinet, bass clarinet (B), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 4 trumpets (C), 4 trombones (2 tenor, bass, contrabass), tuba
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, tambourine, small side drum, glockenspiel, 2 harps, piano, celesta, organ, strings
External Links Szymanowski site
Wikipedia article (articles by Anna Iwanicka-Nijakowska (2007) and Piotr Deptuch (2002))
American Symphony Orchestra Program Notes (by Peter Laki, 2014)
Extra Information *First complete performance ; an earlier performance in London, 1921-10-24, conducted by Albert Coates, was orchestra only. Adrian Corleonis notes a April 1924 performance in Warsaw - also orchestra only?

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