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Rochberg, George (1918-2005)

Symphony No. 2

Theodore Presser Company: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1961. Apparent first edition. Small quarto. 164 pp. Gray paper wraps. Faint coffee cup stain and publisher's stamp on cover. Otherwise very good.
Inscribed on title page by the composer: For Gene Bruck | with warmest wishes | George.
Rochberg composed this symphony between 1955 and 1956, shortly after committing himself to Schoenberg's serial technique, which he believed a necessary and unavoidable development in musical composition. Scholars count this work among the first in which Rochberg mastered his own serial style.
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