Definitions for "Symphony No. 2"
The Symphony No. 2 in C minor by Gustav Mahler, known as the Resurrection, was written between 1888 and 1894. Apart from the Eighth Symphony, this symphony is one of Mahler's most popular and successful works. The work has a duration of about eighty to ninety minutes.
The Symphony No. 2 in B major (Opus 14; subtitled To October) by Dmitri Shostakovich was written for and first performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy Capella Choir under Nikolai Malko, on 5 November 1927.
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony Number 2 in D Major, (Op. 36) was written between 1801 and 1802 and is dedicated to Prince Lichnowsky.
Keywords:  tuba, oboes, trombone, trumpets, flutes
The Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 was composed by Johannes Brahms in the summer of 1877 during a visit to the Austrian Alps. Its gestation was brief in comparison with the fifteen years which Brahms took to complete his First Symphony. The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings (violins I and II, viola, cello, and double bass).
The Symphony No. 2 (subtitled "True and Eternal Bliss") by Galina Ustvolskaya was published in 1979. It is scored for: groups of six flutes, oboes and trumpets; single trombone, tuba and piano; percussion and solo voice, which repeats three times the words Gospodin, vechnost, istina (Lord, eternity, truth) between homophonic instrumental passages. The work lasts approximately 18 minutes.
The Second Symphony was written by Charles Ives between 1897 and 1901. It consists of five movements and lasts approximately 40 minutes.