Berlin, Verlag Dreililien... [Vienna], Universal-Edition: [PN 646], [1912-18]. Folio. Original publisher's decorative wrappers ("Universal-Edition No. 3666 Arnold Schönberg Erstes Streichquartett Op. 7 Stimmen") printed in black within decorative border printed in lilac. With caption title to each part: "Streichquartett" with name of instrument below and as header to all pages.
Violin I: [i] (title within decorative border), 2-20, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violin II: [i] (blank), 2-23, [i] (blank pp.; Viola: [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [i] (blank), 2-21, [i] (blank) pp. Without printed price.
With printed note to title: "C. G. Röder G.m.b.H., Leipzig;" Printed note to foot of title: "In die Universal=Edition aufgenommen." Publisher's catalogue (1912-18) to verso of lower wrapper.
Wrappers somewhat browned and brittle, edges chipped; cello part with some leaves detached and tear to first leaf; fingering added in pencil.
First Edition, later issue. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 26-27. Ringer p. 312. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 5-6.
"After the transfer to Universal Edition, Vienna... between 1912 and 1924 a total of six issues with unchanged musical text came out under the publisher's number 3666 and with changed outward appearance. The second issue of Universal Edition, published on February 4, 1913, displays the following criteria departing from the first issue [Berlin: Dreililien, 1908]: The part of '1. Geige' is placed in light green, thin wrappers. Recto of upper wrapper [described to match the present copy]... verso of lower: publisher's catalogue dated 'W. I.1913'... Title of violin part with note to foot, 'In die Universal-Edition aufgenommen" [as in the present copy]." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.
The publisher's catalogue of the present copy is different from the one described here; it is thus not the 1913 issue. References in the catalogue to the "k.k. österr. Unterrichtsministerium" and "k.k. Akademie für Musik," however, suggest a date before the end of monarchy in 1918. Item #24203
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