Sinfonia breve, Op.96 (Graener, Paul)

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, 1932. Plate E.E. 3692.


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General Information

Work Title Sinfonia breve
Alternative Title
Composer Graener, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.96
Movements/Sections 3 movements
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Moderato un poco maestoso
First Performance 1932 Nov. 21, Dresden, Dresden Staatskapelle, Fritz Busch conducting
First Publication 1932 – Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg
Copyright Information USA copyright status: copyright renewed 1960 (R254658)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2028.

Average Duration 18 minutes
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Google (note description: "First performed Nov. 21 1932"...)

Misc. Comments

Recorded in 2009 on a 2012 cpo CD.

A review of the Dresden premiere (?? early performance? a performance around the same time or slightly later also occurred in Würzburg) appears in the December 1932 NZM, p.1101 (earlier it is mentioned that the orchestra would be the Staatskapelle, the premiere part of a series of concerts that would also feature the premiere of Hans Gál's violin concerto- which was indeed premiered February 1933 by those forces). Eulenburg publication reviewed 1932 NZM, p.989-990.

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