Symphony No.5, Op.18 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)



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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, (1961). Plate M. 28939 Г.

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Misc. Notes 1961 date from WorldCat. (Note: I have a copy of this score in front of me, same plate, 1961 is on the cover page and title page (State Music Publishers, Mockba 1961 Moscow), so seems right. Score has a preface and presumably an editor.) The uploaded score has I. Allegretto ama while the score I borrowed had Allegro- odd.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Composer)

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Arranger Composer
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1955. Plate 24785.
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Scherzo - Allegro burlando (No.3)

For Piano (Alyavdina)

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Arranger Agniya Alyavdina (1877-1962)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1927. Plate M. 7927 Г.
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Work Title Symphony No.5
Alternative. Title Pyataia simfoniya
Name Translations 5. Sinfonie; Symfonie nr. 5; Sinfonía n.º 5; Симфония № 5; Symphony No. 5; Symphonie nº 5; Symfoni nr. 5
Name Aliases Sinfonía n.º 5 en Re mayor Op. 18; Symfonie nr. 5 (Mjaskovski); Symphonie n° 5, op. 18; Пятая симфония Мясковского
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 188271762
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 60
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Allegro (Allegretto?) amabile ( = 48-54) - L'istesso tempo, e poco pesante -
Più mosso ( = 66) - Più pesante - Con agitazione, molto più mosso ( = 104-108) -
Animando (Allegro tenebroso e con anima) ( = 96)
II. Lento (quasi Andante) ( = 50-52) (in B minor)
III. Allegro burlando ( = 160) (in G minor)
IV. Allegro risoluto e con brio ( = 126-132)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917-8
First Performance. 1920-08-18 in Moscow
Nikolay Malko (conductor)
First Publication. 1923 or 1926? – Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo (plate Г.M. 3386?)
1923 (British Library, St. Pancras) (Russian State Library also has a 5th symphony pub. - duet reduction - with this date.)
1926 (two libraries with this edition)
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 Viktor M. Belyayev
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35–45 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
6 horns (F), 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, bass drum, strings
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Wikipedia article (German)
Extra Information Music in the Soviet Era: 1917-1991 (Hakobian), p.348 gives a premiere date of July 18 1920 (rather than a month later). So does Russian Wikipedia (18 июля 1920). RAM’s copy also has c 1923. In any event, US copyright on the work itself runs out in 2022 at latest (as is true of symphony 4, published in 1926 definitely.)

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