Symphony in F major 'Urbs Roma' (Saint-Saëns, Camille)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Éditions Françaises de musique, 1974. Plate E. F. M. 1915.
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Work Title Symphony in F major ('Urbs Roma')
Alternative. Title IIme Symphonie - C. Saint-Saëns - Faubourg St Honoré 168 - 1856.
Composer Saint-Saëns, Camille
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. R 163
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 233
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Largo - Allegro
  2. Molto vivace (A minor)
  3. Moderato, assai serioso (F minor)
  4. Poco allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1856
First Performance. 1857-02-15 in Paris
Jules Pasdeloup, conducting the Société de Jeunes auteurs (artistes?)
First Publication. 1974
Dedication composée pour le concours de la Société Ste Cécile de Bordeaux
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Wikipedia article (French)

Misc. Comments

First Paris performance was on 1857 February 15, with the Société de Jeunes auteurs (Teller-Ratner has "Jeunes artistes"?) conducted by Jules Pasdeloup (French Music since Berlioz, p.82; Teller-Ratner, p.268).

Symphonies by Camille Saint-Saëns