Symphony No.2, Op.23 (Roussel, Albert)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1923. Plate D. & F. 10128.
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Misc. Notes The orchestral parts have plate 10129, according to U. California Berkeley OskiCat (Permanent link.)
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title Symphonie en Si
Composer Roussel, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAR 68
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Lent (♩= 72) - Moins lent (♩= 84) - Lent - Moins lent - Modérément animé (♩= 108)
  2. Modéré (♩‧ = 88)
  3. Très lent (♩= 44)- Moins lent (♩= 52) - Très lent - Modéré (♩= 84) - Très lent (♩= 48) - Moins lent - Modérément animé (♩= 96) - Plus animé (♩= 108)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919-21
First Performance. 1922 March 4 in Paris
Orchestre de Concerts Pasdeloup, Emmanuel Rhené-Baton (conductor)
First Publication. 1923
Dedication Emmanuel Rhené-Baton
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 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, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, tam tam, celesta, 2 harps, strings
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Notes to the 1st Performance in the USA
(Boston Symphony October 31, November 1 1924, 44th season, conducted by Koussevitzky)

Wikipedia article (French)
Wikipedia article (Dutch)

Misc. Comments

Symphonies by Albert Roussel