Symphony No.7, Op.87 (Gouvy, Louis Théodore)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1893]. Plate 20081.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. HMB 1893,373 since the price on the cover is 12 marks (see below).
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For Piano 4 Hands

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. Plate 20083.
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Work Title Symphony No.7
Alternative. Title
Composer Gouvy, Louis Théodore
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.87
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILG 39
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Poco adagio - Allegro
II. Scherzo: Allegro con brio
III. Andante con moto
IV. Finale: Allegro risoluto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887-89/92 (two versions)
First Performance. 1893 February 23 in Leipzig
Carl Reinecke conducting the Leipzig Gewandhaus
First Publication. 1893
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Miniature score preface by Stephen Luttmann, 2014

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Seems to have been premiered during the 1892–1893 season of the Leipzig Gewandhaus (see Verwaltungsbericht des Rates der stadt Leipzig, XIII. Anstalten für Kunst, p.245 (list of works upcoming? during the 1892–93 season; "Gouvy (G-moll) (neu)".) (See preface: premiered by Reinecke on February 23rd '93.)

Appears twice in rapid succession (?) in NZM (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1893), p.373 ; Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1894), p.58) - both full scores, same publisher, only apparent difference being the cover price and size (ottavo, 12 marks, for the former; 13.80 marks for the latter.)

Definitely "no. 6" rather than no.7 per MPH preface (unless the sinfonietta, originally intended to be a symphony, or the 1889 version of this symphony, stands in for no.6?). Also, more or less 1889/92 (two different dates for two different versions) rather than 1889-92 (span of time) for composition, one gathers from the cpo notes; some of the material (the scherzo) relates to an unpublished chamber work from 1887 (which has been recorded, on Phaia/K617 Music, 2003.)