Symphony No.3 in D minor, WAB 103 (Bruckner, Anton)
1st version (1873-74)
Copy of autograph manuscript
1873 1st version; includes revisions made in 1874.
Bruckner completed the Third Symphony on 31 December 1873 and had two copy scores made: (a) the Wagner dedication score and (b) Mus.Hs. 6033 in the Austrian National Library. The 1873 version was rehearsed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in June or July 1874, but not accepted for performance. The 1873 version was lost in Leipzig during World War II. Mus.Hs. 6033 contains the 1874 version and includes revisions made in 1874. See Griegel.
2nd version (1877-78)
1877-78 2nd version.
Bruckner revised the Third Symphony again from January through April 1877. Based on dates in the score, we know that Bruckner revised the Finale during this time; he may or may not have revised the other movements also. Bruckner revised the Adagio in October 1877, then revised the Scherzo in January 1878, which included the addition of a 41-bar coda, and this represents the final form of the autograph manuscript, now Mus.Hs. 19475 in the Austrian National Library, which is one source for the published 1878 version. See Griegel
3rd version/2nd published version (1890)
Franz Schalk (1863-1931)
Vienna: Theodore Rättig, 1890.
New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).
Low resolution. Including later posthumous editorial changes.
1. Mäßig bewegt;
2. Adagio (etwas bewegt), quasi Andante;
3. Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell;
5th version/2nd published version (1890)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For String Quartet (Schmalnauer)
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Josef Schmalnauer (d.1973)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, Ed.4123, . Plate 31222.
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It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.
Double bass may replace cello. Schmalnauer's arrangement is PD-US due to the failure to register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office and failure to file an NIE. Score bears a "scarecrow" copyright notice of 1953.
For 2 Pianos (Grunsky)
For Piano 4 hands (Loewe and Schalk)
For Piano 4 hands (Singer)
For Piano solo (Schalk)
For Piano Solo (Singer)
For the second movement and the Scherzo of this symphony arranged by Otto Singer, see nos.3 and 4 of Symphonie-Sätze (Bruckner, Anton)
|Work Title||Symphony No.3 in D minor|
|Alternative Title||Dritte Symphonie|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||WAB 103|
|Year/Date of Composition||Version 1: 1873; rev. 1874; 1876 Adagio; version 2: 1877; Version 3: 1889|
|First Performance||1877-12-16 in Vienna
|First Publication||1879 – Vienna: Theodore Rättig
|Average Duration||60-65 minutes|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Symphonies by Anton Bruckner|