[Op. 25]. Suite für Klavier op. 25 Präludium Gavotte Musette Intermezzo Menuett Gigue. Arnold SCHOENBERG.

[Op. 25]. Suite für Klavier op. 25 Präludium Gavotte Musette Intermezzo Menuett Gigue

Wien... New York: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 7627], February 8, 1926. Folio. Original publisher's light green printed wrappers. 1f. (title), [3] (instructions for performance in German, English, and French), 4-24 pp.

Publisher's catalogue "Arnold Schönbergs Werke in der Universal-Edition" dated "XII [December] 1925" to verso of lower wrapper.

Handstamp to lower right corner of upper wrapper: "C. Peters Nachf. Kopp & Co.;" handstamp to title: "Hof-Musikalien-Handlung Otto Halbreiter München Promenadeplatz 16."

Wrappers slightly worn and browned; tape repairs to spine.

First Edition, second issue. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 45. Ringer p. 315. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 17-20.

The suite is one of the first works in which Schoenberg applied his newly-invented method of dodecaphonic composition, to which he assigned epochal importance. "Schönberg probably meant the first version of the Prelude and the Intermezzo of the Suite Op. 25 from summer 1921 to say that he had 'found something that will ensure the supremacy of German music for the next hundred years' (as his pupil Josef Rufer recorded; several other sources have also preserved his dictum)." Eike Fess, website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna. Item #24276

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