Symphony No.2, Op.19 (Nielsen, Ludolf)

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen, Leipzig: Wilhelm Hansen, n.d.(1911?). Plate 14985.
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For Piano 4 Hands (composer)

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1911. Plate 14957.
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title Glaedenssymfoni
Composer Nielsen, Ludolf
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.19
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Andante maestoso (= 63. E minor) - Allegro con brio (= 120. E major) - Andante maestoso (E minor)
  2. Andante sentimento (= 48. B minor)
  3. Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo, con spirito (♩‧ = 96. A minor)
  4. Lento (= 44. B major) - poco animato (= 80) - Allegro vivace (♩‧ = 144. E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907-09
First Performance. 1910
First Publication. 1911
Dedication Til min Hustru (To my wife)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 3 Flutes (no.3 takes piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets in A, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in F, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, large drum, bells, cymbals, gong, harp, strings
External Links MPH Preface by Michael Matter, 2012

Misc. Comments

First movement surrounds a E major main section with an E minor opening and closing Andante (on the principle that a movement's main key is that of its main fast section, its key, and that of the work, is still E major as advertised.)

There are three Ludolf Nielsen symphonies - no.1 in B minor op.3 (1902/3), no.2 in E major, and no.3 in C major op.32 (recorded as op.22 - not sure - published in 1913 as op.32, though?) (1911-13). Since op.22 is Efteraar! from 1911, op.32 seems more likely. All three have been recorded, symphony no.2 (at least) twice (on cpo, and as part of the complete cycle on dacapo.)


Symphony 2 also published in full score by Musikproduktion Höflich.