In 1849 Schumann endowed three wind instruments with chamber music works: the clarinet with the “Three Fantasy Pieces” op. 73, the horn with the “Adagio and Allegro” op. 70 and the oboe with the present “Three Romances” op. 94. However, the “Three Romances” for oboe also appeared on the market at that time with a solo part for violin or clarinet. Violinists are certainly very happy that G. Henle Publishers have followed this idea of an alternative scoring. The manuscript, which Robert presented to his wife Clara as a Christmas gift in 1849, has not been preserved. However, it was possible to consult autograph drafts for our Urtext edition, which helped rectify many of the incongruities of the 1851 first edition.