Instrumentation: 3d1, 3d1, 2+1, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str
The premiere of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 was conducted by the composer himself in Saint Petersburg on February 8, 1908. The score is dedicated to Sergei Taneyev, a Russian composer, teacher, theorist, author, and pupil of Tchaikovsky. Alongside his Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, this work remains one of the composer's best known compositions.