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Most symphonies are referred to by a number (i.e. Symphony No. 5, Opus 3). However, there are a few that were not given numbers but titles to reflect either the style or influence for the music.

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'A Colour Symphony'
   was composed by   
Arthur Bliss
1932
'Dante Symphony'
   was composed by   
Franz Liszt
1857 - A symphony to Dante's Divina Commedia
'Das Lied Von Der Erde'
   was composed by   
Gustav Mahler
1907 - A symphony in the disguise of a song cycle - see Curse of the ninth.
'Eine Alpensinfonie'
   was composed by   
Richard Strauss
1915
'Faust Symphony'
   was composed by   
Franz Liszt
1854 - "Eine Faust-Symphonie"
'Grande Symphonie Funèbre Et Triomphale'
   was composed by   
Hector Berlioz
1840
'Harold En Italie'
   was composed by   
Hector Berlioz
1834 "Harold in Italy"
'Holidays Symphony'
   was composed by   
Charles Ives
1910 - A Symphony: New England Holidays
'Jena Symphony'
   was composed by   
Friedrich Witt
The symphony was discovered by Fritz Stein in 1909 in the archives of a concert society in Jena, from which it derived its name. Stein believed it to be the work of Beethoven and it was so published by Breitkopf und Härtel in 1911. It is now known that the piece was the work of Friedrich Witt. [wikipedia]
'Kullervo Symphony'
   was composed by   
Jean Sibelius
1892
'Lambach Symphony in G Major Key'
   was composed by   
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1766
'Manfred Symphony'
   was composed by   
Peter Tchaikovsky
1885
'Mathis Der Maler'
   was composed by   
Paul Hindemith
1933 - "The painter Matthias", which is Matthias Grünewald
'Metropolis Symphony'
   was composed by   
Michael Daugherty
1988 - Inspired by the Superman Comic Books
'Odense Symphony in a Minor Key'
   was composed by   
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1765
'Of Time and the River'
   was composed by   
John McCabe
1994
'The Queen Symphony'
   was composed by   
Tolga Kashif
2002 - Based on the music of the pop group Queen.
'Roméo Et Juliette'
   was composed by   
Hector Berlioz
1839
'Seven Stars Symphony'
   was composed by   
Charles Koechlin
1933
'A Simple Symphony'
   was composed by   
Benjamin Britten
1934
'Sinfonia Breva'
   was composed by   
Gösta Nystroem
1931
'Sinfonia Del Mare'
   was composed by   
Gösta Nystroem
1948
'Sinfonia Do Trabalho'
   was composed by   
Francisco Mignone
1939
'Sinfonia Da Requiem'
   was composed by   
Benjamin Britten
1940 - Requiem Symphony
'Sinfonia Espressiva'
   was composed by   
Gösta Nystroem
1937
'Sinfonia Sacra'
   was composed by   
Charles-Marie Widor
1908 - for organ and orchestra
''Sinfonia Transamazônica'
   was composed by   
Francisco Mignone
1972
'Sinfonia Tropical '
   was composed by   
Francisco Mignone
1958
'Spring Symphony'
   was composed by   
Benjamin Britten
1949
'Symphonia Domestica'
   was composed by   
Richard Strauss
1904
'Symphonie Antique'
   was composed by   
Charles-Marie Widor
1911 - for organ and orchestra, with choral finale
'Symphonie Cévenole'
   was composed by   
Vincent D'Indy
1886
'Symphonie Des Deux Mondes'
   was composed by   
Pierre Kaelin
"Symphony of the Two Worlds"
'Symphonie Des Psaumes'
   was composed by   
Igor Stravinsky
1930 - Symphony of Psalms
'Symphonie Espagnole'
   was composed by   
Édouard Lalo
1874 - Considered by many to be more of a violin concerto.
'Symphonie Fantastique'
   was composed by   
Hector Berlioz
1830
'Symphony in Three Movements'
   was composed by   
Igor Stravinsky
1945
'Turangalîla-Symphonie '
   was composed by   
Olivier Messiaen
1946
'The Unanswered Question'
   was composed by   
Charles Ives
1908


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