Hans Rott's Symphony no.1 in E major
Hawk, Steven Eric
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The Symphony No.1 in E major by Hans Rott (1858 – 1884) was never performed during the composer’s lifetime. In 1989, musicologist Paul Banks resurrected the lost composition, revealing its compositional similarities to Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. The developing interest in Rott’s symphony led to a scholarly performing edition published by Ries & Erler (2003). Conductors should understand that Rott’s symphony is a student piece, hence the published score contains flaws true to its original source. The available recordings offer performance considerations. A conductor’s guide could aid in the preparation of the score. This document, a comparative study of the score and existing recordings, aims to provide insight and guidance for a conductor’s preparation of Hans Rott’s Symphony No.1 in E major.