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The Symphonie Espagnole is a work for violin and orchestra by Edouard Lalo, his Opus 21 in D minor. Written in 1874 for violinist Pablo de Sarasate, it was premiered in Paris, France in February of 1875. This does not cite its references or sources. ... A philharmonic orchestra An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually a fairly large instrumental ensemble with string, brass, woodwind sections, and possibly a percussion section as well. ... Édouard Victoire Antoine Lalo (January 27, 1823 - April 22, 1892) was a French composer of Spanish descent. ... Opus is a Latin word which means work (in the sense of a work of art). Some composers musical pieces are identified by opus numbers which generally run either in order of composition or in order of publication. ... D minor is a minor scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F, G, A, B-flat, C♯, and D (harmonic minor scale). ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascuéz (March 10, 1844 - September 28, 1908, pronounced Sara-SOT-tey), was a Spanish violin virtuoso and composer of the Romantic period. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Though officially a symphony (the name translates as "Spanish Symphony"), it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today. The piece has Spanish motifs throughout, and launched a period when Spanish-themed music came into vogue (Georges Bizet's opera Carmen premiered a month after Symphonie Espagnole did). The Symphonie Espagnole is considered one of Lalo's most well-known works, the other being his cello concerto. His "official" Concerto in F for violin, Opus 20, and his Symphony in G minor for orchestra without solo instruments, written thirteen years later, are neither performed nor recorded as often. A symphony is an extended composition usually for orchestra and usually comprising four movements. ... A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. ... Georges Bizet. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... Edouard Lalos Cello Concerto in d minor is the only cello concerto written by Lalo. ... F major is a musical major scale based on F, consisting of the pitches F, G, A, B-flat, C, D, E, and F. Its key signature consists of one flat. ... G minor is a minor scale based on G, consisting of the pitches G, A, B-flat, C, D, E-flat, F, and G (natural minor scale). ...


Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 consists of 5 movements as follows:

  • Allegro non troppo - approx 7:15 minutes
  • Scherzando: Allegro molto - approx 4:18 minutes
  • Intermezzo
  • Andante - approx 5:42 minutes
  • Rondo: Allegro - approx 6:35 minutes

Below is a list of terms used in musical terminology which are likely to occur on printed or sheet music. ... InterMezzo is a distributed file system written for Linux, distributed with a GPL licence. ... This article is about tempo in music. ... Rondo, and its French equivalent rondeau, is a word that has been used in music in a number of ways, most often in reference to a musical form, but also in reference to a character-type that is distinct from the form. ...

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Symphonie Espagnole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (163 words)
The Symphonie Espagnole is a work for violin and orchestra by Edouard Lalo, his Opus 21 in D minor.
Though officially a symphony (the name translates as "Spanish Symphony"), it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today.
His "official" Concerto in F for violin, Opus 20, and his Symphony in G minor for orchestra without solo instruments, written thirteen years later, are neither performed nor recorded as often.
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