Symphony No. 5 by Ferdinand Ries


'''Symphony No. 5 in D minor''', Opus 112, in London in 1813. It was the second symphony Ries wrote. It was first performed at a Philharmonic Society concert on Valentine's Day 1814. In 1823, Breitkopf & Härtel published the work together with piano solo, piano duet and chamber arrangements.

Scored for flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani and strings, the piece is in four movements:

# Allegro

# Larghetto con moto quasi andante

# Allegro assai

# Allegro

Inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Ries's Fifth uses the rhythm of Beethoven's famous "Fate" motif with different pitches.Hill (1982): xix The piece has been recorded by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Howard Griffiths on the Classic Produktion Osnabrück label.