Schumann Symphony No. 4 – Cello Part
Edited by Frank Miller
Title: Symphony No. 4
Composer: Robert Schumann
Edited By: Frank Miller
The cello part for Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 has been edited by Frank Miller, former principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years. Miller's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.
First completed in 1841, Robert Schumann heavily revised the D minor symphony and published it as Symphony No. 4 in 1851. The Fourth Symphony is noteworthy for its experimental approach to symphonic form. Although cast in the usual four movements, the work draws on many of the same melodic ideas throughout, creating more of a "symphonic fantasy" (as Schumann originally labeled the piece) than a Classical symphony. Schumann seems to indicate that the work could, and perhaps should, be performed uninterrupted by pauses by introducing themes and tensions early in the first movement but witholding resolutions until the end of the fourth. Many people believe this reinforces the idea that the symphony stands as a single, integrated creation.
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Please note: Bowings have been marked throughout with very detailed fingerings in the second movement (Romanze).
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