Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [U.E. 1928 a-d], April 4, 1929. 4 volumes. Small folio. Publisher's green printed wrappers.
Violin I: [i] (title), [i] (instructions for performance), 3-20 pp. PN 1928a
Violin II: [i] (title), [i] (instructions for performance), 3-25, [i] (blank) pp. PN 1928b
Viola: [i] (title), [i] (instructions for performance,), 3-26 pp. PN 1928c
Violoncello: (title), [i] (instructions for performance, 3-27, [i] (blank) pp.;PN 1928d.
Printer's note "Weag" [Waldheim-Eberle A.G.] to lower right corner of final page of music of each part.
Publisher's catalogue "Arnold Schönbergs Werke in der Universal-Edition" dated "XII [December] 1925" to verso of lower wrapper.
Slightly worn; spine of wrappers reinforced with paper tape; 2" tear to spine of lower.
First Edition. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 51-52. Ringer p. 316. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 21-22. Date according to the website of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna. There was only one issue of the parts in Schoenberg's lifetime. The quartet was first published as a study score in 1927 jointly by Universal Edition and Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag.
"After the formal innovations of his first two quartets (a single, through-composed movement in the case of the First, and the addition of a voice in the Second), Schönberg returned in his Third Quartet to the standard four-movement structure, a counterbalance to its harmonic innovations." Camille Crittenden, website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.
"Last Sunday [I heard] your 3rd Quartet played by Kolisch! I search for words to describe my impression; perhaps I can say it best this way: that with each new work from you, my whole world view becomes new." Anton Webern to Arnold Schoenberg, November, 25, 1927. Item #24277
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