Symphony No.2 'Hellas' (Simonsen, Rudolph)

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Publisher Info.:

Copenhagen: Borups Musikforlag, n.d.(1920s)?


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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.


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General Information

Work Title Symphonie Nr. 2, 'Hellas'
Alternative Title
Composer Simonsen, Rudolph
Key A major
Movements/Sections 3:
  1. Orestien. Allegro moderato
  2. Ensomhed ved Templerne. Andante tranquillo
  3. Sejersgudinden Pallas Athene. Poco maestoso.
Year/Date of Composition 1921
First Publication 1920s?
Dedication Meinem verehrten Lehrer im Griecischen Herrn Th.A.Müller
Average Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 Flutes (also 2 Piccolos), 2 Oboes (2 also English Horn), 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Strings

Misc. Comments

Sibley gives 1910s (Voyager catalog gives 1910s) - there's no date on score and no reason to put just "1910" without a "n.d." Especially since they are quite mistaken and it wasn't composed until 1921, according to the notes for one of the two recordings that's been made of the work (into which more effort, I expect, has been put into finding a date...) - Schissel

A minor according to the description of one recording (it's had two).

2nd of Simonsen's 4? symphonies- the 3rd "Roma" was composed in 1923 and published (apparently also without copyright data) by Hansen; the 4th (Danmark) of 1925, ("Symphoni i 3 Satser") may have remained in manuscript. The 1st seems also to have a nickname (Zion).

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