• Model: The piece is a quodlibet made up of quotations from many other pieces, often in counterpoint with one another. Schickele lists this piece under his own name, rather than P. D. Q. Bach, since it quotes from works which did not exist during P. D. Q. Bach's lifetime.

It is in two movements, numbered 3 and 4. Schickele claims his old friends called it the "Pathetic" Symphony, but then he got a new set of friends who called it the "Unbegun" Symphony.

  • Pieces referenced:
    • 3rd movement:
      • Mozart: "Jupiter" Symphony, 3rd movement
      • Mozart: Symphony No. 39, 3rd movement
      • Du, Du Liegst Mir im Hertzen
      • Clementine
      • Johann Strauss, Jr.: Waltz from "Die Fledermaus"
      • Johann Strauss, Jr.: Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
      • Beethoven: "Eroica" Symphony, 1st movement
      • The Band Played On
      • Camille Saint-Saëns, "The Swan" from "Carnival of the Animals"
    • 4th movement:
      • Brahms: Symphony No. 2, 1st movement
      • Stephen Foster: "Beautiful Dreamer"
      • Ta-ra-ra-boom-te-ay
      • Stephen Foster: "The Camptown Races"
      • The Rakes of Mallow
      • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, 4th movement
      • Mozart: "Jupiter" Symphony, 4th movement
      • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
      • Anchors Aweigh
      • Tchaikovsky: "Pathétique" Symphony, all four movements
      • You Are My Sunshine
      • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
      • Brahms: Symphony No. 1, 4th movement
      • Dies Irae
      • Tchaikovsky: "Marche Slav"
      • Dvořák: "New World" Symphony, 4th movement
      • Kreisler Etude

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