Symphony No.1, Op.71 (Berger, Wilhelm)
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|Work Title||Symphony No.1|
|First Performance||1898 ?|
|Dedication||Emil und Fritz Steinbach|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|External Links||(Nov. 3&4 1899, Boston Symphony conducted by Wilhelm Gericke)|
was it first performed in 1898? a 1913 magazine claims "Professor Karl Panzner conducted the first performance of Wilhelm Berger's first symphony" (Musical times and singing-class circular, May 1 1913, page 339. Dusseldorf. Panzner (1866–1923) also premiered Ewald Straesser's 5th symphony in G.) First British performance however was in 1901 October. (Musical Times, December 1 1901, page 823.)
The program notes linked above (notes proper start on p.146 - translated from notes for the symphony circulated by the firm Praeger & Meier of Berlin) note that he was born in Boston, by the way, though his family returned to Bremen the year after his birth.
(Hrm, nice fughetta, or hint of one, to open the finale...)