Symphony No.7, Op.24 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)



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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1926. Plate U.E. 8672.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 Hands (Blasser)

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Arranger Gustav Blasser (1857-1942)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1927. Plate U.E.8675.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.7
Alternative. Title Sedʹmoi͡a simfonii͡a
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.24
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 62
Key B minor (nominally. Somewhat nontonal)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements
I. Andante sostenuto, calmo ( = 60–63). Allegro minaccioso, poco stravagante ( = 76–(80)) -
II. Andante ( = 60–63). Allegro scherzando e tenebroso ( = 88–96)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922, rev. 1925, 1926
First Performance. 1925-02-08 in Moscow
Konstantin Saradzhev, conductor
First Publication. 1926 ?
Dedication Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, drums, cymbals, harp, strings
External Links
Wikipedia article (German)
Preface by Christoph Schlüren, October 2018
Universal Edition with (Critical Edition?) Perusal Score

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Tempo listing above much abridged from score, which contains many changes in tempo and many tempo markings.

The symphony was practically completely rewritten (by and according to the composer) after its premiere and premiered in Leningrad (version B) 10-28-1925, then revised slightly before a performance in Winterthur conducted by Scherchen 2-24-1926. (Tassie, p.125.)

Performed (US premiere?) February 17 1927 in New York City, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler (Performances by the NYPO of Myaskovsky Sym. 7)

Symphonies by Nikolay Myaskovsky