Symphony No.5 'Dance-Symphony' (Reznicek, Emil von)



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4 more: 1. Polonaise (monochrome) • 2. Csárdás (monochrome) • 3. Ländler (monochrome) • 4. Tarantella (monochrome)

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Editor First edition
Engraver Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Richard Birnbach, 1926. Plate R.B. 1881.
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Work Title Symphony No.5 'Dance-Symphony'
Alternative. Title Symphonie Nr. 5 "Tanzsinfonie" (Tanz-symphonie) (Vier symphonische Tänze)
Composer Reznicek, Emil von
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IER 61
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Polonaise. Tempo di Polacca poco maestoso
  2. Czárdás. Adagio - misterioso - a piacere - a tempo ben misurato - Allegro con brio
  3. Ländler. Tempo di Ländler animato
  4. Tarantella. Allegro vivacissimo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924-11-30 completed
First Performance. 1929-12-25
First Publication. 1926 – Berlin: Richard Birnbach
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd flute also takes piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (includes castagnets, tambourine, triangle, small drum, large drum, cymbals, tamtam, spurs (sporen)), celesta, harp (optionally 2 harps), strings

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Reznicek wrote his 4 Sinfonische Tänze for Piano in 1924. Later he made an orchestral version, substituting the original 3rt. movement "Ernster Walzer" by a "Ländler". The "Ernster Walzer" was published as separate piano piece too; the orchestral version remained manuscript.