Karol Szymanowski: 3. Symphonie

Karol Szymanowski 3. Symphonie
3. Symphonie

Karol Szymanowski: 3. Symphonie

Key:
Bb major
Opus:
op. 27
Year of composition:
1914-1916
Scored for:
for tenor, mixed choir ad lib and orchestra
Composer:
Karol Szymanowski
Text author:
Mawlana Dschalal-ad-din Rumi
Translator:
Ann Czerniawska (1970); Adam Czerniawski (1970); Hans Bethge
Piano reduction:
Arthur Willner (1927)
Choir:
SATB
Instrumentation:
4 4 5 4 - 6 4 4 1 - perc, pno, hp(2), cel, org, str
Instrumentation details:
piccolo;1. flute;2. flute;3. flute;1. oboe;2. oboe;3. oboe;cor anglais;clarinet in Eb;1. clarinet in B;2. clarinet in B;3. clarinet in B;bass clarinet in B;1. bassoon;2. bassoon;3. bassoon;contrabassoon;1. horn in F;2. horn in F;3. horn in F;4. horn in F;5. horn in F;6. horn in F;1. trumpet in B;2. trumpet in B;3. trumpet in B;4. trumpet in B;1. trombone;2. trombone;3. trombone;4. trombone;tuba;perc;pno;1. harp;2. harp;celesta;organ;violin I;violin II;viola;violoncello;contrabass
Duration:
24’
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Work introduction

Szymanowski based his 3rd Symphony on the eponymous poem by the Persian author and mystic Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi; perhaps one should read it before listening to the music. Even if not, it is clear that Szymanowski wondrously succeeded in setting the poem’s mysterious, sensuous, exotic atmosphere to music.

“Truth’s luminous wings satiate this night! Sleep not, my consort!” The tenor joins with a chorus which often sings only vocalises, while the violin repeatedly takes the lead in the orchestra.


Symphony No. 3 op. 27 on culture.pl

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3. Symphonie

Karol Szymanowski: 3. Symphonie

piano reduction
for tenor, mixed choir ad lib and orchestra , 24’
Instr.: 4 4 5 4 - 6 4 4 1 - perc, pno, hp(2), cel, org, str

3. Symphonie

Karol Szymanowski: 3. Symphonie

piano reduction
for tenor, mixed choir ad lib and orchestra , 24’
Instr.: 4 4 5 4 - 6 4 4 1 - perc, pno, hp(2), cel, org, str

3. Symphonie

Karol Szymanowski: 3. Symphonie

full score
for tenor, mixed choir ad lib and orchestra , 24’
Instr.: 4 4 5 4 - 6 4 4 1 - perc, pno, hp(2), cel, org, str

World première

Location:
London
Date:
26.11.1921
Orchestra:
London SO
Conductor:
Albert Coates

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