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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. A diagram that seeks to summarise the stemmatic relationships between the most important manuscript sources is also provided.

 

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

October–13 November 1895

Gilbert Kaplan Foundation, New York

   

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

     

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

CTp2

before 1911

D-Mbs Mus.Ms 22731

Anonymous, but possibly by Otto Klemperer

 

Manuscript arrangements, second movement – Violin and Piano

CTVP

n.d.

A-Wst MHc-14709

Arranged by Hanns Jelinek (not yet examined)

   

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