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Symphony in D (Mendelssohn)

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Symphony in D major
by Felix Mendelssohn
KeyD major
Composed1822 (1822)

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Symphony in D major, MWV.N.8, is the expanded version in orchestration of Felix Mendelssohn's String Symphony No.8 in D major which was composed in 1822 when the composer was only 13 years old. Mendelssohn completed the expanded orchestration by himself.

A typical performance lasts half an hour.


The work is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani in D and A, and strings.


The symphony is in four movements:

  1. Adagio e grave – Allegro (D minor - D major, 3
    and 4
    , sonata form.)
  2. Adagio (B minor, 3
  3. Menuetto – Trio (Presto) (D major, 3
  4. Allegro molto – Più presto (D major, 4
    , sonata form.)


External links[edit]

  • Free scores by String Symphony No.8 in D major, MWV N 8 (Mendelssohn, Felix) at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

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