Scaramouche (Sibelius)

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Incidental music by Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius, 1913.jpg
The composer in 1913
CatalogueOp. 72
Composed1913 (1913)
Performed12 May 1922 (1922-05-12)
  • piano
  • orchestra

Scaramouche, Op. 71, is incidental music by Jean Sibelius for a tragic pantomime by Poul Knudsen (1889–1974). Sibelius composed the work in 1913. It was first performed at Det Kongelige Teater in Copenhagen on 12 May 1922, conducted by Georg Høeberg, choreographed by Emilie Walbom.[1][2]

Scaramouche is scored for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (in B), 2 bassons, 4 horns (in F), triangle, timpani, piano, solo viola, solo cello and strings.[3]


  • Mäkelä, Tomi: Jean Sibelius und seine Zeit (in German). Laaber-Verlag, Regensburg, 2013.


  1. ^ "Incidental music / Op. 71 Scaramouche". Jean Sibelius. Finnish Club of Helsinki. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ Barnett, Andrew (2007). Sibelius. Yale University Press. pp. 236–237.
  3. ^ Score, Sibelius: Scaramouche, Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen, 1918

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