The symphony, written for a standard orchestra consisting of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in F and C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings, was premiered by Theodore Thomas conducting the New York Philharmonic on December 13, 1884. The European premiere, with Strauss himself conducting, took place in October 1885 (on the same night he was the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491, with his own cadenza). In 1887 he played it again with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
|Date of composition||1884 (1883-1884)|
|Premiered||1884, December 13th in New York, NY, United States|
Richard Strauss: Symphonie n°2 en fa majeur, TrV 126
Richard Strauss: Sinfonia n. 2 in fa maggiore, TrV 126
Richard Strauss: Sinfonie Nr. 2 F-dur, TrV 126