Symphony No.4, Op.120 (Schumann, Robert)

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 I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
#278381 - 8.74MB - 9:32 -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 200x

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QuinnMasonComposer (2013/4/21)

Performers:

Garritan Personal Orchestra

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Quinn Mason

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Sheet Music

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Original version (1841)

 Complete Score
#283015 - 14.46MB, 91 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 3807x

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Schissel (2013/5/31)

SIBLEY1802.27343.e7e1-9512-R Full Score.pdf
Editor:

Johannes Brahms
Franz Wüllner (1832–1902) (uncredited? but see below)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1891] (?). Plate Part.B. 159.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Daverio (Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age", 1997, p.239 (&ff.)) refers to this as the Brahms-Wüllner edition. He also cautions that, contrary to the impression given by the movement-ending double-bars after the first two movements in this edition, reviews of this symphony after a 1841 performance in the A.M.Z. mentioned specifically that all 5(?) movements played _without pause_ - not just the last two.

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Revised version (1851)

 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#293498 - 19.33MB, 96 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1743x

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Piupianissimo (2013/8/24)

 Complete Score (Preview)
#28367 - 19.40MB, 98 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - V/V/V - 11778x

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Caprotti (2009/2/13)

 Complete Score (with bar numbers) (Preview)
#272500 - 21.60MB, 98 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 2071x

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Lancec (2013/3/7)

 I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft (Preview)
#61397 - 6.74MB, 46 (#310-55) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 5794x

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Hobbypianist (2010/4/9)

 II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam (Preview)
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 III. Scherzo: Lebhaft (Preview)
#61399 - 2.33MB, 11 (#360-70) pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2933x

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 IV. Langsam - Lebhaft (Preview)
#61400 - 5.12MB, 35 (#371-405) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 3372x

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Hobbypianist (2010/4/9)

TN-Schumann, Robert Werke Breitkopf Gregg Serie 1 RS 4 Op 120 scan.jpg
Editor:

Clara Schumann (1819–1896)

Publisher Info.:

Robert Schumanns Werke, Serie I: Symphonien (pp.310-405)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1882. Plate R.S. 4.

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Bar numbers added by Lancec to match parts.
scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning)

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 Segment 1 (I. Ziemlich langsam)
#80021 - 8.66MB, 51 (#1-51) pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 1520x

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Carolus (2010/9/29)

 Segment 2 (II. Romanze, III. Scherzo, IV. Langsam)
#80022 - 11.85MB, 70 (#52-121) pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 817x

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Carolus (2010/9/29)

 Color cover
#80020 - 0.71MB, 1 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 408x

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Carolus (2010/9/29)

SIBLEY1802.12720.fb17-39087009410046scorepp1-51.pdf
Editor:

Alfred Dörffel (1821-1905)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1887]. Plate 7087.

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Revised version (1853)

 Movements I-III
#114872 - 89.34MB, 52 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 1872x

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 Movement IV
#114873 - 45.51MB, 27 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 908x

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Ralph Theo Misch (2011/8/24)

TN-Schumann, Robert, Symphony No.4, Op.120, Autogr1851SBB.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Composer's manuscript, 1853.

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Dedicated to Joseph Joachim (see discussion).

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Parts

Original version (1841)

 Flute 1
#283016 - 1.36MB, 8 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 685x

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 Flute 2
#283017 - 0.93MB, 6 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 329x

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 Oboe 1
#283018 - 0.65MB, 8 pp. -  9.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 559x

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 Oboe 2
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 Clarinet 1
#283020 - 1.39MB, 8 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 631x

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 Clarinet 2
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 Bassoon 1
#283022 - 1.70MB, 10 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 430x

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 Bassoon 2
#283023 - 1.31MB, 9 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 323x

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 Trumpet 1
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 Trumpet 2
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 Horn 1
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 Horn 2
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 Horn 3
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 Horn 4
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 Trombone 1
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 Trombone 2
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 Trombone 3
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 Timpani
#283033 - 0.64MB, 4 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 481x

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 Violins I
#283034 - 2.23MB, 13 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1556x

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 Violins II
#283035 - 2.46MB, 15 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 770x

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 Violas
#283036 - 1.79MB, 10 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 724x

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 Cellos and Basses
#283037 - 2.03MB, 13 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1295x

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Schissel (2013/5/31)

SIBLEY1802.27343.5268-9512-R Flute1.pdf
Editor:

Johannes Brahms

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1891] ?. Plate Orch.B. 603/604.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Also appears in HMB in early 1892 etc. and perhaps later, so might not be 1891/447.

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Revised version (1851)

 Flute 1, 2
#39087 - 1.10MB, 16 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2285x

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 Oboe 1, 2
#39088 - 0.96MB, 14 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1789x

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 Clarinet 1, 2 (in B)
#39089 - 1.15MB, 18 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 2044x

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 Bassoon 1, 2
#39090 - 0.97MB, 13 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1420x

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 Horn 1, 2 (in F), 3, 4 (in D, plus F transposed)
#39091 - 1.73MB, 28 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2850x

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 Trumpet 1, 2 (in F, plus B transposed)
#39092 - 0.92MB, 16 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1916x

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 Trombone 1, 2, 3
#39093 - 0.79MB, 12 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2716x

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 Timpani
#39094 - 0.21MB, 3 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1287x

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 Violins I
#39095 - 0.85MB, 11 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 4519x

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 Violins II
#39096 - 0.75MB, 10 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2493x

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 Violas
#39097 - 0.74MB, 10 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2162x

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 Cellos
#26680 - 0.72MB, 10 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2787x

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 Basses
#39098 - 0.55MB, 9 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1770x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/9/11)

PMLP11051-Schumann-Op120.Flute.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 140/141.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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 Clarinet 1 (with bar numbers)
#272803 - 2.61MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 140x

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 Clarinet 2 (with bar numbers)
#272804 - 2.16MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 98x

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Lancec (2013/3/10)

 Horn 1, 2, 3, 4 (bar numbers added to 3, 4)
#272802 - 2.47MB, 28 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 130x

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 Trumpet 1, 2 (with bar numbers)
#272801 - 1.59MB, 16 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 123x

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 Trombone 1, 2, 3 (with bar numbers)
#272800 - 2.09MB, 12 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 156x

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Lancec (2013/3/10)

 Violins I (with bar numbers)
#272799 - 8.32MB, 12 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 202x

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Lancec (2013/3/10)

 Cellos (with complete bar numbers)
#273767 - 0.85MB, 10 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 191x

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Lancec (2013/3/18)

PMLP11051-IMSLP39089-PMLP11051-Schumann-Op120.Clarinet 1 bar numbers.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 140/141.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Bar numbers added where missing by LanceC

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Revised version (1851)

For 2 Pianos, 8 hands (Horn)

 Piano 1
#33395 - 2.66MB, 42 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 310x

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 Piano 2
#33396 - 2.41MB, 40 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 218x

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Mattheson78 (2009/6/25)

SIBLEY1802.2192.5062.fd93-39087012932994pno1.pdf
Arranger:

August Horn (1825-1893)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1863). Plate 10407.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For 2 Pianos, 8 hands (Kirchner)

 Complete Score
#166174 - 8.88MB, 69 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 234x

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Morel (2011/12/21)

Arranger:

Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d.[1887]. Plate 7057.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano 4 hands (Composer)

 Complete score
#62024 - 2.53MB, 42 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 931x

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Morel (2010/4/18)

PMLP11051-Schumann symphonie 4 piano4hands.pdf
Editor:

[Composer's transcription]

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk et Cie., n.d.(ca.1870). Plate D.S. et Cie. 1469.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano 4 hands (Kirchner)

 Complete Score
#04454 - 3.18MB, 38 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 521x

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Hobbypianist (2007/3/21)

Schumann op.120 Symphony No.4 4hands.pdf
Arranger:

Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

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Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1887). Plate 7018.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Horn)

 Complete Score
#08012 - 1.95MB, 28 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 2427x

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Hobbypianist (2007/6/18)

Schumann Symphony No.4 op.120 2hands.pdf
Arranger:

August Horn (1825-1893)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1887). Plate 7028.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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II. Romanza: Andante

For Flute or Violin and Piano (Wetzger)

 Piano Score and Flute part
#266705 - 3.54MB, 4 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 180x

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pnvbacci (2013/1/20)

PMLP11051-Schumann op120 Wetzger.pdf
Arranger:

Paul Wetzger (1870-1937)

Publisher Info.:

Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, n.d. Plate C.F.S. 2862/4.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This item is from the Collezione "Daini Bixio". Cover missing, (for flute or violin).

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For Organ solo (Penfield)

 Complete Score
#251466 - 0.83MB, 11 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 266x

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Massenetique (2012/9/21)

SIBLEY1802.22456.668c-39087012432144Romanza.pdf
Arranger:

Smith Newell Penfield (1837-1920)

Publisher Info.:

Rochester: Jos. P. Shaw, n.d.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.4
Alternative Title Original Version: Clara Symphonie
Composer Schumann, Robert
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.120
Key D minor
Movements/Sections 4 movements
Original version (1841)
I. Andante con moto - Allegro di molto
II. Romanza: Andante
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Finale: Largo - Allegro vivace
Revised version (1851)
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
IV. Langsam - Lebhaft
Year/Date of Composition 1841 (June 1841), revised 1851 (June)
First Performance 1841-12-06 in Leipzig: Saal des Gewandhauses (original version)
Gewandhausorchester. Ferdinand David, conductor

1853-03-03 in Düsseldorf: Geislerschen Saal (revised version)

Orchestra. Robert Schumann, conductor
First Publication 1853 - Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (revised version)
  • Score – Plate 8795, 165 pages
  • Parts – Plate 8735, 22 parts
1882 - Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (revised version), ed. Clara Schumann
1891 - Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (original version), ed. Johannes Brahms (and Franz Wüllner?)
  • Score – Plate R.S. 4a
  • Parts – Plate Orch.Bibl., 23 parts
Dedication see below
Original Version: Clara Schumann
Revised Version: Joseph Joachim
Average Duration 24–27 minutes (first version)
30 minutes (revised version)
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
  • Original version
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in F; 2 in D), 2 trumpets (D), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
  • Revised version
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in F; 2 in D), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

average duration: since the revised version has two large repeats (outer movements) the first version does not, the average duration is going to go up some in any recording that takes them... and so it proves, in slow and fast recordings of the former and latter, it seems.- Schissel

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