Overture, Scherzo and Finale

The Overture, Scherzo and Finale (German: Ouverture, Scherzo und Finale) in E major is a work for symphony orchestra by Robert Schumann. It is his opus 52, and was written in 1841. Schumann originally considered it his second symphony.[1]

The work is in three movements:

The Overture, Scherzo and Finale was received tepidly by critics,[1] was revised in 1845[2] and published the next year,[2] with a dedication to Johannes Verhulst.



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Daverio, John (1997). Robert Schumann: Herald of a "new Poetic Age" at Google Books. Oxford University Press U.S. Pages 235-6. ISBN 0-19-509180-9.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Ferguson, Donald N. (1968). Masterworks of the Orchestral Repertoire: A Guide for Listeners at Google Books. U. of Minnesota Press. Page 518. ISBN 0-8166-0467-3.
  3. See score, bar 18 - pages 2-3 of the piano 4-hands arrangement.
  4. Pages 16-7 of the piano 4-hands arrangement, for example.
  5. starting middle of bar 55, to bar 71 - pages 18-9 of the piano 4-hands arrangement.
  6. starting at bar 137 - pages 24-5 of the piano 4-hands arrangement.
  7. Discographical data from 'Collingwood' search in The CHARM Discography, Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music, <http://www.charm.kcl.ac.uk/about/about_structure>, accessed 12 January 2015.

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