The Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120, composed by Robert Schumann, was first completed in 1841. Schumann heavily revised the symphony in 1851, and it was this version that reached publication.
Clara Schumann, Robert's widow, later claimed on the first page of the score to the symphony—as published in 1882 as part of her husband's complete works (Robert Schumanns Werke, Herausgegeben von Clara Schumann, published by Breitkopf & Härtel)—that the symphony had merely been sketched in 1841 but was only fully orchestrated ("vollständig instrumentiert") in 1851. However, this was untrue, and Johannes Brahms, who greatly preferred the earlier version of the symphony, published that version in 1891 despite Clara's strenuous objections.
Performances & Interviews
- Schumann: Symphony No. 4https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sp6cp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sp6cp.jpg2014-05-20T13:26:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood and the BBC SSO explore Robert Schumann's Symphony No.4. The complete performance of the work is not available for rights reasons.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zffdj
Schumann: Symphony No. 4Charles Hazlewood and the BBC SSO explore Robert Schumann's Symphony No.4. The complete performance of the work is not available for rights reasons.