Currently, so far as I can tell, we have only one version of Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony:
However, there are at least two, according to two albums I have, Wikipedia, and IMSLP:
- The original version, completed in 1872, first performed in 1873. This version is infrequently played.
- A revised version, completed in 1880 and performed 1881. This is overwhelmingly the version played.
Other than two 1872-versions I’ve accidentally added to the Symphony. no 2 entry, I doubt there are more (but I will check as best I can).
I plan to:
- Add works entry for the original version, and all four movements.
- Edit the exiting works to say they’re the 1880 revision, and that’s the one you want. Maybe something like “1880 revision (version normally performed)”
- Fix the ones I entered, and any other 1872 revisions I can find.