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Symphony No. 5 (Prokofiev)

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The Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major by Sergei Prokofiev, opus 100, was written in 1944.

It is scored for an orchestra consisting of two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, two bassoons, double bassoon, four French horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, wood blocks, tambourine, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, timpani, harp, piano and strings (the usual first and second violins, violas, cellos and double basses). As is usual for symphonies, the piece is in four movements:

  1. Andante in B-flat major
  2. Allegro marcato in D minor
  3. Adagio in F major
  4. Allegro giocoso in B-flat

The symphony was premiered on January 13, 1945 in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Prokofiev himself. It was very well received, and has remained one of the composer's more popular works.

A typical performance of the piece will last around 40–45 minutes.ja:交響曲第5番_(プロコフィエフ)

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