Rachmaninov's Second Symphony was written ten years after his First Symphony, the failure of which had caused a serious creative crisis. He composed it while staying in Dresden and conducted the world premiere in St. Petersburg on 8 February 1908.
3 Fl (3rd also piccolo), 3 Ob (3rd also cor anglais), 2 Cl (in A & Bb), 2 Bn, 4 Hn in E & F, 3 Tpt in A & Bb, 3 Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc [glock, S-D, B-D, Cym]. Str
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