Symphony No. 6 (Sessions)
The Symphony No. 6 of Roger Sessions, a symphony written using the twelve-tone technique, was composed in 1966. It was commissioned by the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
The premiere was a disaster, with the finale still incomplete and the first movement played as a finale to make up for this; it was given its first complete performance by the Juilliard Orchestra in March 1977. It was published by 1976.
- Adagio e tranquillo
- Allegro moderato
- Wright, David C.F. "Roger Sessions(American Composer)". Retrieved 8 May 2009.[dead link]
- "News Section". Tempo (New Series) (London, England: Boosey & Hawkes) (121): 49. June 1977. ISSN 0040-2982. OCLC 1767255. However, Wright gives an earlier date, of November 1966.
- Swift, Richard; Sessions, Roger; Persichetti, Vincent (December 1976). "Review of Publications of Sessions' Symphony No. 6 and Persichetti's Symphony No. 8". Notes (Second Series): Journal of the Music Library Association (Philadelphia, PA: Music Library Association) 33 (2): 406–7. doi:10.2307/897603. ISSN 0027-4380. JSTOR 897603. OCLC 45595520.
- "Track listing for the Argo Recording of Symphonies 6, 7 and 9". Retrieved 8 May 2009.
- Opening is quoted as example 7 in Imbrie. Imbrie, Andrew (1972). "The Symphonies of Roger Sessions". Tempo (New Series) (Cambridge University Press) (103): 24–32. ISSN 0040-2982. JSTOR 943951. OCLC 1767255.
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