Symphony No.3, Op.44 (Prokofiev, Sergey)

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Editor First edition (later issue)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Editions Russes de Musique, n.d.[1931]. Plate R.M.V. 464
Reprinted London: Boosey & Hawkes, HPS 744, n.d.(after 1947). Plate B. & H. 19077.
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Editor Sergey Erazmovich Pavchinsky (1909-1976)
Publisher. Info. Collected Works (Собрание сочинений), Vol.14А (pp.77-283)
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1963. Plate M. 30164 Г.
Reprinted Melville, NY: Belwin Mills, n.d.(ca.1975). Catalog 5043.
Misc. Notes Bookmarked by movement
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For Piano 4 hands (Myaskovsky)

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Arranger Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881-1950)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d. (ca.1950).
Reprinted Moscow: Muzyka, 1966. Plate 3426.
Misc. Notes Published as Op.32a.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative. Title Третья симфония
Name Translations Симфония № 3; Symphonie nº 3 de Prokofiev; Symphony No. 3; 第3號交響曲; Симфонія № 3; Sinfonia nro 3; Simfonia núm. 3; 3. Sinfonie; 交響曲第3番; Sinfonía n.º 3; Sinfonia n. 3; السيمفونيه رقم 3; Symfoni nr. 3
Name Aliases Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44; Sinfonía n.º 3 en do menor, Op. 44
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 179624412; LCCN: no90022880; GND: 300121768
Composer Prokofiev, Sergey
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.44
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISP 69
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro agitato
  4. Andante mosso. Allegro moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928
First Performance. 1929-05-17 in Paris
Orchestre symphonique de Paris; Pierre Monteux (conductor)
First Publication. 1931 - Paris: Editions Russes de Musique
Dedication Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881–1950)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, tambourine, tam-tam, castanet, bells, 2 harps, strings
Related Works Based on themes from The Fiery Angel [see below]
External Links Wikipedia article
Prokofiev Catalogue
Symphony No.3 -  Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information The music derives from Prokofiev’s opera The Fiery Angel. This opera had been accepted for performance in the 1927–28 season at the Berlin State Opera by Bruno Walter, but this production never materialised; in fact, the opera was never staged until 4 years after Prokofiev's death (the 1955 Venice Festival) (nor does it seem to have been published until 10 years after that). Prokofiev, who had been working on the opera for years, was reluctant to let the music languish unperformed, and after hearing a concert performance of its second act given by Serge Koussevitzky in June 1928, he adapted parts of the opera to make his third symphony (shortly afterwards, he drew on his ballet The Prodigal Son for his Symphony No.4 in similar fashion).

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