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Symphony No. 2 – Manuscripts

 

This page lists only surviving autograph and non-autograph manuscript sources (including those that have been offered for sale in recent years but whose whereabouts are currently unknown) and lost sources that have been documented. The stemmatic relationships between the most important manuscript sources (with hotspot links to source descriptions) are also summarized in a separate diagram.

 

Autograph material – Sketches

Movement I

S1.1

January–July 1888

IL-J Ms. Mus. 35=4 (ex coll. Stefan Zweig)

S1.2

1888

A-Wst MHc-14683

S1.3

January–July 1888; 1893

A-Wn Mus.Hs.4364/I-II

S1.4

January–September 1888

Sold at Sothebys in 1992, 1997, 1998 and 2017: current location unknown

[Weberms]

January–July 1888

Current location unknown, probably destroyed 1945

Possibly sketches or a short score ([SS1]); ex coll. Baroness Marion von Weber

   

Movement 2

 

S2.1

January–April 1888; 1893?

A-Wn Mus.Hs.4364/I

S2.2

July 1893

US-Stu MLM 630

S2.3

July 1893

Current location unknown: sold at Christie's in 1988

   

Movement 3

 

S3.1

July 1893

A-Wn Mus.Hs.4364/I

   
Movement 4  

[AV]

June–July 1893

The fourth movement was originally composed as a song for voice and piano, one of a group of settings of texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and orchestrated in the summer of 1893, before it was incorporated as a constituent movement of the Second Symphony.

   

Movement 5 (1893–4)

 

S5.1

April–June 1894

Private collection (ex coll. Alma Mahler; Johannes Hollnsteiner)

 

 

bb. 1-3, 43–92, 143–194, 325–334, 339–376, 381 [NKGII.2, 27, 116 (source Sk-5)]

S5.2

April–June 1894

GB-Lpc (ex coll. Alma Mahler; Margarete Hammerschlag/Ungar)

 

 

bb. 189ff., 342–360, 372–377, 380ff., 497–6; 601–619

S5.3

April–June 1894

Current location unknown: sold most recently at Sotheby's in 2017

 

 

bb. 447–71

S5.4

c. 29 March 1894

US-NYpm 115208 (Kaplan Deposit)

 

 

bb. 472–93; 512–35

S5.5

MarchJune 1894

US-NYpm M214.S986 (Robert Owen Lehman Deposit)

 

 

bb. 472–540

S5.6

MarchJune 1894

A-Wn Mus.Hs.41983

bb. 560–618; 672–c.727

[SS5] [c. 29 June 1894] Current location unknown

Short score of the fifth movement

 

 

Text

 

AL1

May13 June 1894

US-PHu Mahler-Werfel Papers, Ms. Coll. 575, folder 776

AL2

13 June 1894

F-Pgm (ex. coll. Countess Clementine Wydenbruck)

AL3

13–29 June 1894

US-NYp Bruno Walter Papers, series 16: C. JOB 85-4

     

Autograph material – Orchestral Drafts

OD1

8 August 1888

IL-J Ms. Mus. 35=4 (previously Il-J Schwadron Collection?)
Movement I (Todtenfeier)

OD2

30 July 1893

US-NHub MS 536

Movement II [NKGII.2, 27, 116 (source PE-2)]

OD3

16 July 1893

US-NYpm 115207

Movement III [NKGII.2, 27–8, 116–7 (source PE-3)]

[OD4]

 

It is unlikely that Mahler prepared a separate orchestral draft for this movement: in 1894 he probably prepared the symphonic version directly from autograph orchestral score of the song, dated Steinbach / 19 Juli 1893 (see Urlicht: AF1).

Movement IV

[OD5]

[29 June–25 July 1894]

Current location unknown

Movement V

 

Autograph material – Full scores, fair copy

AF1

10 Sept. 1888

CH-Bsacher 188/0313

Movement I only

AF2

April–December 1894

Current location unknown

 

 

Complete Symphony [NKGII.2, 28–31, 117–20 (source Aut)]

AF3

?March–October 1895

N-DHnmi Mengelberg Stichting, 184/A-4c

Opening of Movement III only = Einlage to ACF1 [NKGII.2, 34, 124 (source Suppl.-3)]

     

Autograph material – Orchestral part

AO

?January–5 February 1895

N-DHnmi Mengelberg Stichting, 184/A-4a; 184/A-4b

Part for Timpani I and II, movements I and III only [NKGII.2, 35, 124 (sources StPk-1 and StPk-3)]

 

Autograph material – Album leaves

Alb1

n.d.

Current location unknown: offered for sale by J.A. Stargardt, 2014

Movement I, bb. 2, 4–5

Alb2

January 1897

Current location unknown

Movement III, bb. 1–2

Alb3

c. April 1899

Current location unknown: offered for sale by J.A. Stargardt, 1988

Movement IV, bb. 1–3

     

Copyist's scores with autograph revisions

ACF1

?July–December 1894

US-NYp Bruno Walter Papers, series 16: C. JOB 85-3

Movements I, III and II only, copied by Weidig [NKGII.2, 32–34; 121-23 (source KA1)]

ACF2

?March–October 1895

US-NHub, Osborn Music MS 508

Movements I, II, III and V only, copied by Weidig [NKGII.2, 35–38, 124–8 (source KA2)]

     

Copyists' orchestral and chorus parts

[CO]

?July 1894–December 1895

Orchestral parts: lost

    [NKGII.2, 34, 123 (sources [St-KA1]); 39, 129  (source [St-KA2])]

[CCh]

?Spring 1895–October 1895

Chorus parts: lost

     

Manuscript arrangements – Two pianos

CT2p4

August–13 November 1895

Current location unknown

   

Arranged by Hermann Behn [NKGII.2, 39, 128 (source KlA-B-Ms)]

     
Manuscript arrangements, Urlicht Voice and Piano

CV

[October–November 1895]

Current location unknown

 

 

Arranged by Hermann Behn

     

Manuscript arrangements – Piano duet

ACTp4

?first half of 1898

A-Wn L1.UE.366

   

Arranged by Bruno Walter, annotated by Mahler [NKGII.2, 41, 131 (source KlA-W-Ms)]

Manuscript arrangements – Piano solo

CTp21

before 1911

D-Mbs Mus.Ms 22731

Anonymous, but possibly by Otto Klemperer

CTp22

n.d.

A-Wst, UE Leihgabe Mahler/G.005(D)

This arrangement by Dr Victor Junk includes the text and offers evidence that a printed edition was planned.

 

Manuscript arrangements, second movement – Violin and Piano

CTVP

n.d.

A-Wst MHc-14709

Arranged by Hanns Jelinek

   

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