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

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Original version (1841)

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Editor Johannes Brahms
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1891]. Plate Part.B. 159.
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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)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1853]. Plate 8795.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate 8795.
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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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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821-1905)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1887]. Plate 7087.
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Parts

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Editor Johannes Brahms
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1891]. Plate Orch.B. 603/604.
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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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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 140/141.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 140/141.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Revised version (1851)

For Orchestra (Mahler)

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Arranger Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 140/141.
Reprinted Wien: Universal Edition, 1977. Plate 18 364.
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Misc. Notes The 1977 claim might be bogus, note WorldCat entries with no mention of date, which implies an earlier reprinting of Mahler's arrangement.
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Arranger August Horn (1825-1893)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1863). Plate 10407.
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Arranger Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1887]. Plate 7057.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk et Cie., n.d.(ca.1870). Plate D.S. et Cie. 1469.
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For Piano 4 hands (Kirchner)

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Arranger Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)
Publisher. Info. Symphonien für Pianoforte zu 4 Händen (pp.152-89)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.2348, n.d.(ca.1882). Plate 7018.
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II. Romanza: Andante

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Arranger Paul Wetzger (1870-1937)
Publisher. Info. Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, n.d. (ca.1902). Plate C.F.S. 2862/4.
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Arranger Smith Newell Penfield (1837-1920)
Publisher. Info. Rochester: Jos. P. Shaw, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.4
Alternative. Title Original Version: Clara Symphonie
Composer Schumann, Robert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.120
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 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, 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
Clara Schumann (original version)
Joseph Joachim (revised version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24–27 minutes (original version)
30 minutes (revised version)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
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
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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

Like Mendelssohn's 3rd Symphony, this work (as outlined by Schumann himself) was intended to be played with all movements without pause.-BachFan

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