Im Selbstverlag des Komponisten Auslieferung und Bühnenvertrieb Edition Benno Balan, Berlin=Charlottenburg 4: [without PN], . Folio. Original publisher's wrappers printed in blue. [i] (title), [ii] (list of characters, list of orchestral instruments, instructions for performance), -140 pp. Facsimile of copyist's manuscript. Copyright notice to lower left corner of p. 3: "Copyright 1930 by Arnold Schönberg, Berlin." Printed note to lower right corner of last page of music: "Schrift und Druck Rokodruck, Berlin."
Titling of upper wrapper identical with title except lacking imprint.
Wrappers soiled; corners slightly chipped.
Second edition. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 58-60. Ringer p. 317. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 23-24. The manuscript on which the edition is based is lost. The first edition, from 1929, lacks the reference to Edition Benno Balan in the imprint and carries a typeset copyright notice dated 1929. It is also a facsimile, but is based on a different, partially autograph, manuscript.
Max Blonda is a pseudonym of Schoenberg's (second) wife, Gertrud, née Kolisch (1898-1967).
Von heute auf morgen is Schoenberg's first opera and also the first dodecaphonic opera by any composer.
"For Schönberg it was the twelve-tone system that held the key to the future, and in 'Von heute auf morgen' he was seeking to prove that that key was not incompatible with popular success. The 1930 performances at the Frankfurt Opera and over the radio disappointed the composer. His hopes for popular success were not realized. Within two months of the premiere Schönberg was to pen the rather defensive essay 'My Public,' an essay in which he argues that 'expert judges'—principally conductors, performers, and others with influence in the musical world—are to blame for the lack of understanding of his music." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna. Item #24287
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