Symphony No.2, Op.40 (Rudorff, Ernst)



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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Schlesinger (Lienau), n.d.[1890]. Plate S. 7988.
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Work Title Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Rudorff, Ernst
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.40
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro energico (G minor)
  2. Sostenuto - Un poco allegretto, ma non troppo (E minor)
  3. Allegro risoluto (written inbetween the words in the Schlesinger score: moderato, ma) (D major)
  4. Presto con molto fuoco (G minor)
First Publication. 1890
Dedication Ernst Curtius
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F, E), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones (alto, tenor, bass), 2 timpani, strings
External Links MPH preface (Kevin O'Regan, 2013)

Misc. Comments

First performance - perhaps 1891 (when the Musical Yearbook of the United States mentions that a symphony by Rudorff was performed or to be performed by the Philharmonic Society of Berlin) or 1892 (17 March 1892 Musikalisches Wochenblatt, p.154, mentions a performance (again, in the past or near future?...) specifically of Rudorff's 2nd symphony in the 4th orchestral concert of the Hofkapelle of Schwerin, conducted by Schmitt.)