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This is a list of some notable composers who wrote symphonic poems.

Contents

Mily Balakirev

  • Russia (Second Overture on Russian Themes)
  • In Bohemia (Overture on Czech Themes)
  • Tamara

Béla Bartók

Arnold Bax

  • Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan (1905)
  • Into the Twilight (1908)
  • In the Faëry Hills (1909)
  • Rosc-catha (1910)
  • Christmas Eve (1912, r. 1921)
  • Nympholept (1912, orch. 1915, r. 1935)
  • The Garden of Fand (1913, orch. 1916)
  • Spring Fire (1913)
  • In Memoriam (1916)
  • November Woods (1917)
  • Tintagel (1917, orch. 1919)
  • Summer Music (1917, orch. 1921, r. 1932)
  • The Happy Forest (1922)
  • The Tale the Pine Trees Knew (1931)
  • Northern Ballad No. 1 (1927)
  • Northern Ballad No. 2 (1934)
  • Prelude for a Solemn Occasion (Northern Ballad No. 3) (1927, orch. 1933)
  • A Legend (1944)

Hector Berlioz

  • Chasse royale et orage

Alexander Borodin

George Whitefield Chadwick

Ernest Chausson

Claude Debussy

Frederick Delius

  • Hiawatha, VI/2 (1888)
  • Three Small Tone-poems, VI/7 (1890)
  1. Summer Evening
  2. Winter Night (or, Sleigh Ride)
  3. Spring Morning
  • Paa Vidderne (On the Mountains), VI/10 (1890–92)
  • Over the Hills and Far Away, VI/11 (1895–97); fantasy overture for orchestra
  • Paris: The Song of a Great City, VI/14 (1899–1900); nocturne for orchestra
  • Two Pieces for Small Orchestra, VI/19 (1911–12)
  1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
  2. Summer Night on the River

Paul Dukas

Antonín Dvořák

Edward Elgar

George Enescu

Lorenzo Ferrero

Zdeněk Fibich

  • Othello, Op. 6
  • Spring, Op 13
  • Záboj, Slavoj a Luděk, Op. 37
  • The Tempest, Op. 46
  • Toman and the Wood Nymph, Op. 49

César Franck

  • Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, symphonic poem after Victor Hugo, (1845–87, posth.)
  • Rédemption, for soprano, chorus and orchestra, M. 52 (1872, r. 1874)
  • Les Éolides, M. 43 (1876)
  • Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman), M. 44 (1882)
  • Les Djinns, for piano and orchestra, M. 45 (1884)
  • Psyché, for orchestra and chorus, M. 47 (1886–88)

George Gershwin

Alexander Glazunov

Geoffrey Gordon

Ferde Grofé

Percy Grainger

Karl Amadeus Hartmann

  • Miserae (1933–34, previously titled Symphony No. 1)

Lee Holdridge

  • Scenes of Summer (September/October 1973)

Gustav Holst

Arthur Honegger

John Ireland

Mieczysław Karłowicz

  • Returning Waves, Op. 9 (1904)
  • Eternal Songs, Op. 10 (1906)
  • Lithuanian Rhapsody, Op. 11 (1906)
  • Stanisław i Anna Oświecimowie, Op. 12 (1906)
  • A Sorrowful Tale, Op. 13 (1907–1908)
  • An Episode during Masquerade, Op. 14 (1908–09)

Franz Liszt

William Lloyd Webber

Leevi Madetoja

  • Kullervo, Op. 15 (1913)
  • Sammon ryöstö (The Abduction of The Sampo), for baritone and male choir, Op. 24 (1915); text from the Kalevala
  • Aslak Smaukka, for baritone and male choir, Op. 37 (1917)
  • Väinämöisen kylvö (Väinämöinen Sows the Wilderness), for soprano (or tenor), Op. 46 (1919–20); text from the Kalevala

Frederik Magle

Felix Mendelssohn

Richard Mohaupt

  • Town Piper Music (Stadtpfeifermusik) (1941)

Modest Mussorgsky

Carl Nielsen

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Osmo Tapio Räihälä

Max Reger

Cemal Reşit Rey

  • Bebek Efsanesi, symphonic poem for orchestra
  • Karagöz
  • Denizciler Marşı Başlayış
  • Çağrılış
  • Fatih

Ottorino Respighi

  • Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P 106 (1916); part I of Respighi's Roman Trilogy
  • Ballata delle gnomidi (Ballad of the Gnomes), P 124 (1919)
  • Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P 141 (1924); part II of Respighi's Roman Trilogy
  • Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P 157 (1928); part III of Respighi's Roman Trilogy

Silvestre Revueltas

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Camille Saint-Saëns

  • Spartacus (1863)
  • Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31 (1869)
  • Phaéton, op. 39 (1873)
  • Danse macabre, Op.40 (1874)
  • La Jeunesse d'Hercule, Op.50 (1877)
  • La Muse et le Poète, Op.132 (1910)

Arnold Schoenberg

Alexander Scriabin

Dmitri Shostakovich

  • October, Op. 131 (1967)

Jean Sibelius

One of the most prolific (and significant) contributors to the genre; compositions marked with an asterisk were inspired by Finnish mythology:

  1. Lemminkäinen ja saaren neidot (Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island) (1895, r. 1897 and 1939) *
  2. Tuonelan joutsen (The Swan of Tuonela) (1893-1895, r. 1897 and 1900) *
  3. Lemminkäinen Tuonelassa (Lemminkäinen in Tuonela) (1895, r. 1897 and 1939) *
  4. Lemminkäinen palaa kotitienoille (Lemminkäinen's Return) (1895, r. 1897 and 1900) *

Bedřich Smetana

  • Richard III, Op. 11/JB 1:70 (1857–58)
  • Valdštýnův tábor (Wallenstein's Camp), Op. 14/JB 1:72 (1858–59)
  • Hakon Jarl, Op. 16/JB 1:79 (1860–61)
  • Má vlast (My Homeland), JB 1:112 (1874–79); a cycle of six symphonic poems
  1. Vyšehrad (The High Castle)
  2. Vltava (The Moldau)
  3. Šárka
  4. Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemia's Woods and Fields)
  5. Tábor
  6. Blaník

Richard Strauss

One of the most prolific (and important) contributors to the genre. He preferred the term "tone poem," rather than "symphonic poem."

Josef Suk

  • Pohádka Léta, Op.29 (A Summer's Tale)
  • Praga
  • The Ripening
  • Cycle of Symphonic Poems from Czech History

Igor Stravinsky

Sergei Taneyev

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Geirr Tveitt

Johan Wagenaar

Richard Wagner

Anton Webern

  • Im Sommerwind (actually 'Idyll after B. Wille', 1904)

Eric Whitacre

  • Godzilla Eats Las Vegas (for winds, 1996)

Haydn Wood

  • Mannin Veen: Dear Isle of Man (1933)

Alexander von Zemlinsky

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