Gurrelieder (J.P. Jacobsen)... Klavierauszug von Alban Berg Einzelausgaben... Lied Waldemars: "So tanzen die Engel." [Piano-vocal score]. Arnold SCHOENBERG.

Gurrelieder (J.P. Jacobsen)... Klavierauszug von Alban Berg Einzelausgaben... Lied Waldemars: "So tanzen die Engel." [Piano-vocal score]

Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [U.E. 5330], [1920]. Folio. Original publisher's green wrappers. 1f. (title, in double rectangular frame), 3-5, [i] (blank) pp. Caption title in art nouveau style: "Lied Waldemars So tanzen die Engel aus den Gurreliedern." Double plate number to p. 5: "U.E. 5330. 3800." Printed note to lower left corner of last page of music: "Stich und Druck der Waldheim-Eberle A.G."

Titling to upper wrapper: " 'So tanzen die Engel' aus 'Gurrelieder' Gesang und Klavier [vignette in art nouveau style] Universal-Edition No. 5330." Publisher's catalogue with piano works of various composers to verso of lower wrapper dated "VII [July] 1920."

Wrappers browned. Some offsetting; closely trimmed, with slight loss to caption title and pagination of p. 3.

First Edition, later issue, of this separate number. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 78-79. Ringer p. 311. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 37-38. The bibliographical reference works do not record the four separate numbers of this series, only Berg's piano-vocal score as a whole (published 1913; U.E. 3696). The other titles in the series are Lied Toves: "Nun sag' ich Dir zum ersten Mal," Lied Waldemars: "Du wunderliche Tove!," and Lied der Waldtaube.

First performed in Vienna on February 23, 1913, with Franz Schreker conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Choir and the Wiener Konzartvereinsorchester.

"In fall 1913, Universal Edition planned to extract individual songs from the piano-vocal score of Gurrelieder, which had been issued in January, and to publish them separately... From Schoenberg's proposed selections, Emil Hertzka [director of Universal Edition] chose four pieces (I/5: So tanzen die Engel, 1/6: Nun sag' ich dir zum ersten Mal, I/9: Du wunderliche Tove, and I/10: Lied der Waldtaube) and entrusted, upon Schoenberg's suggestion, Alban Berg with the composition of conclusions [that would allow for separate performance]. As acting out these orders confronted Berg with the insurmountable task of concluding the songs, which segue into each other, artificially with cadences, in the end it fell to Schoenberg himself to add the concluding measures to those songs that had an open end (I/5, I/6, I/9)." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna. Item #24292

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