List of symphonies by name


List of symphonies by name

While most symphonies have a "number", many symphonies are known by their "(nick)name".

For lists of symphonies "by numbering", see following articles: No. 0 - No. 1 - No. 2 - No. 3 - No. 4 - No. 5 - No. 6 - No. 7 - No. 8 - No. 9 - No. 10 - No. 11 (and List of symphonies by Joseph Haydn, Musical works of Mozart#Symphonies, List of compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich,... and other composers who wrote a higher number of symphonies)

The present article lists both symphonies that are numbered and have an additional nickname as well as symphonies that are known exclusively by their name or key.

Numbered symphonies with a nickname

*William Alwyn
**Symphony No. 5 - "Hydriotaphia"

* [http://www.universaledition.com/truman/en_templates/view.php3?f_id=12891&komp_uid=0&spr=en Kurt Atterberg]
**Symphony No. 6 - "Dollar symphony"

*Ludwig van Beethoven (see also List of works by Beethoven#Symphonies)
**Symphony No. 3 - "Eroica" ("Heroic")
**Symphony No. 5 - "Schicksal" ("Fate")
**Symphony No. 6 - "Pastorale"
**Symphony No. 9 - "Choral"

*Leonard Bernstein
**Symphony No. 1 - "Jeremiah"
**Symphony No. 2 - "The Age of Anxiety"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Kaddish"

*Franz Berwald
**Symphony No. 1 - "Sérieuse"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Capricieuse"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Singulière"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Naïve"

*Johannes Brahms
**Symphony No. 1 - "Beethoven's Tenth" - a nickname first used by Hans von Bülow

*William T. Blows
**Symphony No. 2 - "Pleiades M45"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Rustic"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Romantic"

*Havergal Brian
**Symphony No. 1 - "Gothic"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Das Siegeslied"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Wine of Summer"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Sinfonia Tragica"
**Symphony No. 22 - "Symphonia Brevis"

*Anton Bruckner
**Symphony No. 0 - "Nullte" - written after No. 1 and before No. 2
**Symphony No. 00 - "00" - a student work written prior to No. 1
**Symphony No. 4 - "Romantic"

*Carlos Chávez
**Symphony No. 1 - "Sinfonía de Antígona"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Sinfonía India"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Sinfonía Romántica"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Sinfonía para Cuerdas"

*Aaron Copland
**Symphony No. 2 - "Short" (1934)

*Richard Danielpour
**Symphony No. 3 - "Journey without Distance"

*Felix Draeseke
**Symphony No. 3 - "Symphonia Tragica"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Symphonia Comica"

*Antonín Dvořák
**Symphony No. 1 - "The Bells of Zlonice"
**Symphony No. 9 - "From the New World" (older editions list this symphony as No. 5 or No. 8)

*Edward German
**Symphony No. 2 - "Norwich"

*Don Gillis
**Symphony No. 1 - "An American Symphony"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Symphony of Faith"
**Symphony No. 3 - "A Symphony for Free Men"
**Symphony No. 5 - "In Memoriam"
**Symphony No. 5½ - "A Symphony for Fun"
**Symphony No. 6 - "The Pioneers"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Saga of the Prairie School"
**Symphony No. 8 - "A Dance Symphony"

*Philip Glass
**Symphony No. 1 - "Low"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Heroes"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Choral"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Plutonian Ode"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Toltec"

*Alexander Glazunov
**Symphony No. 1 - "Slavic"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Pastoral"

*Henryk Górecki
**Symphony No. 2 - "Copernican"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"

*César Guerra-Peixe
**Symphony No. 2 - "Brasília"

*Howard Hanson
**Symphony No. 1 - "Nordic"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Romantic"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Requiem"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Sinfonia sacra"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Sea"

*Roy Harris
**Symphony No. 1 - "Symphony 1933"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Folksong"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Gettysburg"
**Symphony No. 8 - "San Francisco"

*Joseph Haydn (see also List of symphonies by Joseph Haydn):
**Symphony No. 6 - "Le matin"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Le midi"
**Symphony No. 8 - "Le soir"
**Symphony No. 22 - "Philosopher"
**Symphony No. 26 - "Lamentatione"
**Symphony No. 30 - "Alleluia"
**Symphony No. 31 - "Hornsignal"
**Symphony No. 38 - "Echo"
**Symphony No. 43 - "Mercury"
**Symphony No. 44 - "Trauer"
**Symphony No. 45 - "Farewell"
**Symphony No. 47 - "The Palindrome"
**Symphony No. 48 - "Maria Theresa"
**Symphony No. 49 - "La passione"
**Symphony No. 53 - "L'impériale"
**Symphony No. 55 - "The Schoolmaster"
**Symphony No. 59 - "Feuer"
**Symphony No. 60 - "Il distratto"
**Symphony No. 63 - "La Roxelane"
**Symphony No. 64 - "Tempora mutantur"
**Symphony No. 69 - "Laudon"
**Symphony No. 73 - "La chasse"
**Symphony No. 82 - "The Bear"
**Symphony No. 83 - "The Hen"
**Symphony No. 84 - "In nomine Domini"
**Symphony No. 85 - "La Reine" ("The queen")
**Symphony No. 92 - "Oxford"
**Symphony No. 94 - "The Surprise"
**Symphony No. 96 - "The Miracle"
**Symphony No. 100 - "Military"
**Symphony No. 101 - "The Clock"
**Symphony No. 103 - "Drumroll"
**Symphony No. 104 - "London"
**"A" (No. 107 according to the numbering by Hoboken)
**"B" (No. 108 according to the numbering by Hoboken)

*Arthur Honegger
**Symphony No. 3 - "Liturgique"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Deliciae basiliensis"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Di tre re"

*Alan Hovhaness
**Symphony No. 1 - "Exile"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Mysterious Mountain"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Celestial Gate"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Nanga Parvat"
**Symphony No. 8 - "Arjuna"
**Symphony No. 9 - "Saint Vartan"
**Symphony No. 10 - "Vahaken"
**Symphony No. 11 - "All Men are Brothers"
**Symphony No. 12 - "Choral"
**Symphony No. 13 - "Ardent Song"
**Symphony No. 14 - "Ararat"
**Symphony No. 15 - "Silver Pilgrimage"
**Symphony No. 16 - "Kayagum"
**Symphony No. 17 - "Symphony for Metal Orchestra"
**Symphony No. 18 - "Circe"
**Symphony No. 19 - "Vishnu"
**Symphony No. 20 - "Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain"
**Symphony No. 21 - "Etchmiadzin"
**Symphony No. 22 - "City of Light"
**Symphony No. 23 - "Ani"
**Symphony No. 24 - "Majnun"
**Symphony No. 25 - "Odysseus"
**Symphony No. 32 - "The Broken Wings"
**Symphony No. 46 - "To the Green Mountains"
**Symphony No. 47 - "Walla Walla, Land of Many Waters"
**Symphony No. 48 - "Vision of Andromeda"
**Symphony No. 49 - "Christmas Symphony"
**Symphony No. 50 - "Mount St. Helens"
**Symphony No. 52 - "Journey to Vega"
**Symphony No. 53 - "Star Dawn"
**Symphony No. 57 - "Cold Mountain"
**Symphony No. 58 - "Symphony Sacra"
**Symphony No. 60 - "To the Appalachian Mountains"
**Symphony No. 62 - "Oh Let Man Not Forget These Words Divine"
**Symphony No. 63 - "Loon Lake"
**Symphony No. 64 - "Agiochook"
**Symphony No. 65 - "Artstakh"
**Symphony No. 66 - "Hymn to Glacier Peak"
**Symphony No. 67 - "Hymn to the Mountains"

*Bertold Hummel
**Symphony No. 2 - "Reverenza" [http://www.bertoldhummel.de/english/commentaries/opus_30.html]
**Symphony No. 3 - "Jeremiah" [http://www.bertoldhummel.de/english/commentaries/opus_100.html]

*Vincent d'Indy
**Symphony No. 1 - "Italienne" ("Italian" - never published)
**Symphony No. 3 - "Sinfonia brevis de bello Gallico" ("Brief sinfonia of the war in Gaul")

*Janis Ivanovs
**Symphony No. 4 - "Atlantis"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Latvian"
**Symphony No. 12 - "Sinfonia energica"
**Symphony No. 13 - "Symphonia humana"
**Symphony No. 15 - "Sinfonia Ipsa"

*Charles Ives
**Symphony No. 3 - "The Camp Meeting"

*Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
**Symphony in E minor Op.7 - "Rebirth"

*Gustav Mahler
**Symphony No. 1 - "Titan"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Resurrection"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Tragic"
**Symphony No. 8 - "Symphony of a Thousand"

*Bohuslav Martinů
**Symphony No. 6 - "Fantaisies Symphoniques"

*Felix Mendelssohn
**Symphony No. 2 - "Lobgesang" ("Hymn of Praise")
**Symphony No. 3 - "Scottish"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Italian"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Reformation"

*Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (see also List of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart#Symphonies):
**Symphony No. 25 - "Little G minor"
**Symphony No. 31 - "Paris"
**Symphony No. 32 - "Overture in the Italian style"
**Symphony No. 35 - "Haffner"
**Symphony No. 36 - "Linz"
**Symphony No. 38 - "Prague"
**Symphony No. 40 - "Great G minor", or simply "The Fortieth" as the number started to work as a nickname, making the mentioning of it being actually a "symphony" redundant.
**Symphony No. 41 - "Jupiter"

*Carl Nielsen
**Symphony No. 2 - "The Four Temperaments"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Sinfonia Espansiva"
**Symphony No. 4 - "The Inextinguishable"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Sinfonia Semplice"

*Hubert Parry
**Symphony No. 2 - "Cambridge"
**Symphony No. 3 - "English"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Symphonic fantasia"

*Arvo Pärt
**Symphony No. 1 - "Polyphonic"

*Krzysztof Penderecki
**Symphony No. 2 - "Christmas"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Adagio"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Korean"
**Symphony No. 7 - "The Seven Gates of Jerusalem"
**Symphony No. 8 - "Lieder der Vergänglichkeit"

*Vincent Persichetti
**Symphony No. 5 - "Symphony for Strings"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Liturgical"
**Symphony No. 9 - "Sinfonia Janiculum"

*Sergei Prokofiev
**Symphony No. 1 - "Classical"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Iron and Steel"

*David del Puerto
**Symphony No. 1 - "Boreas"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Nusantara"
**Symphony No. 3 - "En la melancolía de tu recuerdo, Soria"

*Einojuhani Rautavaara
**Symphony No. 4 - "Arabescata"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Vincentiana" (based on themes of his opera "Vincent")
**Symphony No. 7 - "Angel of Light"
**Symphony No. 8 - "The Journey"

*Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
**Symphony No. 2 - "Antar"

*Anton Rubinstein
**Symphony No. 2 - "Ocean"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Dramatic"

*Camille Saint-Saëns
**Symphony No. 3 - "Organ"

*Cláudio Santoro
**Symphony No. 4 - "Sinfonia da Paz"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Sinfonia Brasília"

*Franz Schubert (See also List of compositions by Schubert#Symphonies):
**Symphony No. 4 - "Tragic"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Little C major"
**Symphony No. 8 - "Unfinished" (occasionally listed as No. 7)
**Symphony No. 9 - "Great C major" (usually appears as No. 9 in modern editions [this numbering was based on the supposition that the Gmunden-Gastein symphony had been lost; it has now been established that the Great C major is in fact that work] , older references may list the work as No.7 or rarely as No.8 [Neue Schubert-Ausgabe] )
**Symphony No. 10 - "The Last" (reconstruction based on sketches)

*Robert Schumann
**Symphony No. 1 - "Spring"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Rhenish"

*Alexander Scriabin
**Symphony No. 3 - "The Divine Poem"

*Michael Jeffrey Shapiro
**Symphony No. 1 - "Pomes Penyeach"

*Dmitri Shostakovich
**Symphony No. 2 - "To October"
**Symphony No. 3 - "The First of May"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Leningrad"
**Symphony No. 11 - "The Year 1905"
**Symphony No. 12 - "The Year 1917"
**Symphony No. 13 - "Babi Yar"

*Charles Villiers Stanford
**Symphony No. 2 - "Elegiac"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Irish"
**Symphony No. 5 - "L'Allegro ed il Penseroso"
**Symphony No. 6 - "In Memoriam G F Watts"

*William Grant Still
**Symphony No. 1 - "Afro-American"

*Peter Tchaikovsky
**Symphony No. 1 - "Winter Daydreams"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Little Russian"
**Symphony No. 3 - "Polish"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Pathétique"

*Jivan Gurgeni Ter-T'at'evosian
**Symphony No. 2 - "Sud'ba cheloveka" ("The Fate of a Man")
**Symphony No. 5 - "Paganini"

*Ralph Vaughan Williams
**Symphony No. 1 - "A Sea Symphony"
**Symphony No. 2 - "A London Symphony"
**Symphony No. 3 - "A Pastoral Symphony"
***Vaughan Williams' first three symphonies were not known by number until after the 4th was written
**Symphony No. 7 - "Sinfonia antartica"

*Malcolm Williamson
**Symphony No. 1 - "Elevamini"
**Symphony No. 2 - "Pilgrim på Havet"
**Symphony No. 3 - "The Icy Mirror"
**Symphony No. 4 - "Jubilee"
**Symphony No. 5 - "Aquerò"
**Symphony No. 6 - "Liturgy of Homage to the Australian Broadcasting Commission in its Fiftieth Year as University to the Australian Nation"
**Symphony No. 7 - "Symphony for Strings"

*Heitor Villa-Lobos
**Symphony No. 1 - "O Imprevisto" ("The Unforeseen")
**Symphony No. 2 - "Ascenção" ("The Ascension")
**Symphony No. 3 - "A Guerra" ("The War")
**Symphony No. 4 - "A Vitória" ("The Victory")
**Symphony No. 5 - "A Paz" ("The Peace") - LOST
**Symphony No. 6 - "Montanhas do Brasil" ("The Mountains of Brasil")
**Symphony No. 10 - "Sumé Pater Patrium, Amerindia"

*Paul W. Whear
**Symphony No. 1 - "Stonehenge Symphony"

*Charles-Marie Widor
**Symphony for Organ No. 9 - "Gothic"
**Symphony for Organ No. 10 - "Roman"

ymphonies referred to by their key exclusively

*Georges Bizet
**"Symphony in C" (composed 1855)
*César Franck
**"Symphony in D minor"
*Paul Hindemith
**"Symphony in E flat"
**"Symphony in B flat" (for Concert Band)
*Igor Stravinsky
**"Symphony in E flat" (1907) - sometimes indicated as "Opus 1"
**"Symphony in C" (1940)
*Richard Wagner
**"Symphony in C" (composed 1831, premiered 1832)
**"Symphony in E flat" (unfinished)

ymphonies known by their name only

*Attributed to Ludwig van Beethoven
**"Jena Symphony"
*Hector Berlioz
**"Symphonie Fantastique"
**"Harold en Italie" ("Harold in Italy")
**"Roméo et Juliette"
**"Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale"
*Georges Bizet"
**"Roma" (unfinished, composed 1860-1871)
*Arthur Bliss
**"A Colour Symphony
*Benjamin Britten
**"A simple symphony"
**"Sinfonia da Requiem" ("Requiem Symphony")
**"Spring Symphony"
*Aaron Copland
**"Organ Symphony" (Copland's Symphony No. 1 is an arrangement of this symphony without the organ)
*Michael Daugherty
**"Metropolis Symphony"
*Vincent d'Indy
**"Symphonie Cévenole" ("Cévennes Symphony"), a.k.a. "Symphonie sur un chant montagnard français" ("Symphony on a French Mountain Air")
*Karl Goldmark
**"Ländliche Hochzeit" (literally "Countryside Wedding" but usually rendered as "Rustic Wedding")
*Paul Hindemith
**"Mathis der Maler" ("The painter Matthias", which is Matthias Grünewald) — see also Mathis der Maler (opera).
*Alan Hovhaness
**"Mountains and Rivers Without End" (Chamber Symphony for 10 Players, 1968)
*Charles Ives
**"" ("A Symphony: New England Holidays")
**"Universe Symphony"
*Pierre Kaelin
**"Symphonie des deux mondes" ("Symphony of the Two Worlds", on a text by Helder Camara)
*Tolga Kashif
**"The Queen Symphony" (based on the music of the pop group Queen)
*Charles Koechlin
**"Seven Stars' Symphony
*Édouard Lalo
**"Symphonie Espagnole" (considered by many to be more of a violin concerto)
*Franz Liszt
**"Dante Symphony", full name: "A symphony to Dante's Divina Commedia"
**"Faust Symphony", in German: "Eine Faust-Symphonie"
*John McCabe
**"Six-minute Symphony"
*Gustav Mahler
**"Das Lied von der Erde" (a symphony in the disguise of a song cycle - see Curse of the ninth)
*Olivier Messiaen
**"Turangalîla-Symphonie"
*Francisco Mignone
**"Sinfonia do Trabalho" (1939)
**"Sinfonia tropical" (1958)
**"Sinfonia transamazônica" (1972)
*Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
**"Odense Symphony" in a Minor K. Anh 220 (16a) (spurious)
**"Lambach Symphony" in G Major K. Anh 221 (45a) (1766? Generally believed to be Leopold Mozart's work)
*Gösta Nystroem
**"Sinfonia breve"
*Jean Sibelius
**"Kullervo Symphony"
*Richard Strauss
**"Eine Alpensinfonie"
**"Symphonia Domestica"
*Igor Stravinsky
**"Symphony of Psalms"
**"Symphony in Three Movements"
*Peter Tchaikovsky
**"Manfred Symphony"
*Charles Tournemire
**"Symphonie sacrée" - for organ
*Charles-Marie Widor
**"Sinfonia sacra" (1908 - for organ and orchestra)
**"Symphonie antique" (1911 - for organ and orchestra, with choral finale)

Works named "symphony" that are not technically symphonies

*Charles-Valentin Alkan
**Numbers 4-7 of his "Douze Études dans tous les tons mineurs", Op. 39, for solo piano, are collectively sub-titled "Symphony for solo piano"
*Ludwig van Beethoven
**"Battle Symphony" (a piece for panharmonicon commissioned by the instrument's inventor and later arranged for orchestra)
*Aaron Copland
**"Dance Symphony" (an arrangement of music from the ballet "Grohg")
*Alan Hovhaness
**"Symphony No.13" (a slight re-arrangement of music composed for the Martha Graham ballet "Ardent Song")
**"Symphony No.18" (a slight re-arrangement of music composed for the 1963 Martha Graham ballet "Circe")
*Flô Menezes
**"Sinfonias" (1997–98) - 8-channel electronic work using snippets from hundreds of symphonies in the classical repertoire
*Igor Stravinsky
**"Symphonies of Wind Instruments" (a single-movement work for wind ensemble)
*Ilayaraaja
**"Thiruvasagam in Symphony" (2005 - oratorio of Classical hymns on Lord Shiva written by Manikkavasagar (8 A.D.))

ee also

External links

*Many more named symphonies in this [http://home.earthlink.net/~kgann/Symphony.html Chronological list of symphonies]


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