Symphony No. 5
|Full title||Symphony No. 5, Apocalyptic|
Evocation: Moderato—Allegro moderato
The Dance around the Golden Calf: Allegro moderato
Paradise Lost: Adagio
The four horsemen: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro moderato
Composition begun in 1942 and completed on 16 April 1945.
Orchestration; 3(3rd alt. Picc.),3(3rd alt. E.H.),4(1 Cl. in E-flat, 3rd alt. B. Cl.), 3 (3rd alt. C.Bn.)/4,3,3,1/Timp,Perc./Hp./Str.
Original dedication: In memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; revised dedication: Dedicated to the Peoples of the United Nations
Performance duration: ca 42 min.
|Manuscript sources||NYPL JPB 78-15, reproduction of holograph full score (161 p.), with composer's note on title page: New York, April 1945; see also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 112, Composers Facsimile Edition reproduction of holograph[?] full with markings in red pencil and composer's holograph note at end: New York, April 16, 1945.|
|Availabiity||Score and parts available from GS and FCP|
|Recordings||Berlin Radio Symphonie Orchester/Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, cond. Thomas Sanderling (BIS CD-1077; 2001)|
Symphony No. 5: movement 1, Evocation
Symphony No. 5: movement 1, Paradise Lost (Adagio)
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
|12 October 1968||New York, Carnegie Hall: American Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leopold Stokowski; performance repeated on 28 October 1968. Also on program: Beethoven, Egmont Overture; Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet; Wagner, Siegfried Idyll.|
|27 October 1983||Rochester, New York, Eastman Theatre: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. David Zinman; performance repeated on 29 October 1983. Also on program: William Bolcom, Commedia for [Almost] 18th-Century Orchestra; Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 2.|