Symphony No.3 in D minor, WAB 103 (Bruckner, Anton)
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1st version (1873-74)
1873 1st version; includes revisions made in 1874.
Bruckner completed the Third Symphony on 31 December 1873 and had two copy scores made: (a) the Wagner dedication score and (b) in the Austrian National Library. The 1873 version was rehearsed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in June or July 1874, but not accepted for performance. The 1873 version was lost in Leipzig during World War II. contains the 1874 version and includes revisions made in 1874. See .
2nd version (1877-78)
Holograph manuscript, 1877-78
Bruckner revised the symphony again from January through April 1877. Based on dates in the score, we know that Bruckner revised the Finale during this time; he may or may not have revised the other movements also. Bruckner revised the Adagio in October 1877, then revised the Scherzo in January 1878, which included the addition of a 41-bar coda, and this represents the final form of the autograph manuscript, nowin the Austrian National Library, which is one source for the score published in 1878. See
3rd version (1889)
3rd version (1889)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For String Quartet (Schmalnauer)
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Josef Schmalnauer (d.1973)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, Ed.4123, . Plate 31222.
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It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.
Double bass may replace cello. Schmalnauer's arrangement is PD-US due to the failure to register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office and failure to file an NIE. Score bears a "scarecrow" copyright notice of 1953.
For 2 Pianos (Grunsky)
For Piano 4 hands (Loewe and Schalk)
For Piano 4 hands (Singer)
For Piano solo (Schalk)
For Piano Solo (Singer)
- See: Symphonie-Sätze (Nos.3-4)
|Work Title||Symphony No.3 in D minor|
|Alternative Title||Dritte Symphonie|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||WAB 103|
|Year/Date of Composition||1873-1889
|First Performance||1877-12-16 in Vienna
|First Publication||1879 – Vienna: Theodore Rättig
|Average Duration||60-65 minutes|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Symphonies by Anton Bruckner|