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Symphony No. 2 (Raff)

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Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 140, was composed by Joachim Raff in Weimar in 1866. It is one of the three Raff symphonies that does not carry a descriptive title. It is dedicated to Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. It was premiered in Weimar in 1867 and was published two years later in Mainz. A few years later the symphony received its second performance in the Leipzig Gewandhaus under Raff's baton. A typical performance lasts for about 37 minutes.

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Instrumentation

The symphony is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in F, trombone, bass trombone, timpani and strings.

Structure

The symphony is structured in four movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Allegro vivace
  4. Andante maestoso. Allegro con spirito

References

Symphony No. 2 (Raff) Wikipedia


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