Violin Sonata No.3, WoO 2 (Schumann, Robert)



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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript, 1853.
Misc. Notes Reprinted in the supplement to Schumann new complete edition Series 2 group 2 vol 3 (Mainz: Schott 2001)
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata No.3
Alternative. Title
Composer Schumann, Robert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 2
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
  2. Scherzo
  3. Intermezzo
  4. Finale
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1853
First Performance. 1853
First Publication. 1956
Copyright Information This work is most likely under copyright in the USA.

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2052.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, piano
Extra Information Schumann added two more movements to his contributions to the FAE sonata (Romance and Finale) to make this work, completed in November 1853 and performed privately several times in 1853 and 1854. However, this was not printed until 1956 (Schott, revised 1988) and was first performed in public at the Wigmore Hall London on 20 March 1956. See Schumann new complete edition Series 2 group 2 vol 3 (Mainz: Schott 2001) for a scholarly edition.

Misc. Comments

Note: The recording I have of this work gives it WoO 27, and four movements: one to replace Dietrich's original first movement, one to replace Brahms' scherzo, so that either 4 movements (2 plus the original 2 Schumann contributed to the FAE sonata, perhaps revised, for four) or 2 (for the 2 new movements) makes sense. The manuscript itself, I'd think, would no longer be under copyright in the USA since the work in it was first published well over 25 years ago, and the 1922/23 rule applies to derivative works (editions, publications), not to mss (to which other rules apply), as I understand/don't understand it (the latter, most likely). - Schissel