Symphony No.6 'Turque' in A minor (Witt, Friedrich)

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Publisher. Info. Offenbach: Johann André, n.d.(1809). Plate 2639.
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Work Title Sinfonie Turque
Alternative. Title Sinfonie Turque pour 2 Violons, Alto, Basse, 2 Flûtes, 2 Hautbois, 2 Clarinettes, 2 Bassons, 2 Cors, 2 Trompettes, Timbales, grand Tambour, Triangle etc. No. 6; Symphony No.6 in A minor
Composer Witt, Friedrich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. FisW 6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFW 5
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Adagio — Allegro molto
II. Adagio
III. Minuetto and Trio. Allegretto
IV. Finale. Allegro
First Publication. 1809?
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes, [Piccolo],2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (G/A, A, E, C/E), 2 trumpets (C) + timpani, bass drum, tenor drum, cymbals (piatti e cinelli) + strings
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Recorded along with his 9th symphony and flute concerto in G on MDG in 2004. (Note re numbering- his first fourteen symphonies were unpublished, followed by the published, numbered (1-9) symphonies, according to Stephen Fisher as summarized in a collection quoting ETA Hoffmann's reviews of symphonies 5 and 6 (this), a review published 17 May 1809- Hoffmann's diary notes that he sent the review off the month before that, and they had been received for review by him 2 March 1809.) (The reviews of symphony 5 and Sinfonie turque can be seen in the 17 May 1809 (no.33) AMZ Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung.)