Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 - Mvt. I
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 CIM Orchestra Carl Topilow, conductor October 9, 2013 Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Symphony was composed from 1906-07 while the composer resided in Dresden, Germany with his family. Rachmaninoff conducted its premiere in St. Petersburg on February 8, 1908. The composition is dedicated to Sergei Taneyev. Due to its length of almost 60 minutes, the piece underwent a number of revisions to reduce the duration, particularly in the 1940s and 50s. The performed version was always approximately 35 minutes until about 1970, when orchestras adopted to perform the full 60-minute version almost exclusively. The style of the composition is decidedly conservative compared to Rachmaninoff’s contemporaries, with the first movement in sonata-allegro form.
Composers Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov
Works SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN E MINOR, OP. 27