Symphony No. 3 (Berwald)

The Symphony No. 3 in C major of the Swedish composer Franz Berwald, nicknamed the Singulière, was written in 1845. It is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings. It is about a half-hour in length and is in three movements:

  1. Allegro fuocoso in C major
  2. Adagio - Scherzo (Allegro assai) - Adagio (in G major)[1]
  3. Finale: Presto in C minor (ends in C major)

The autograph was bought by the Stockholm Academy of Music in the 1870s. The work was not premiered until 37 years after the death of the composer. The first performance took place on January 10, 1905 in Stockholm under the baton of Tor Aulin.[2]

Selected RecordingsEdit

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  1. ^ Buschkötter, Wilhelm (1975). Handbuch der internationalen Konzertliteratur. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. p. 128. ISBN 3-11-002043-2.
  2. ^ Layton, Robert (Aug 1968). "Complete Berwald. Complete Works. Vol III: Sinfonie Singulière". The Musical Times. 109 (1506): 754. ISSN 0027-4666.