Leipzig-Wien: Universal-Edition [Nr. 5275], [ca. 1921]. Octavo. Original publisher's decorative wrappers with decorative art nouveau border printed in lavender. Frontispiece reproduction photographic portrait Schoenberg. -13 (libretto), [i] (blank), [i] (part title), 16 (list of singers and instrumentalists), 17 (comment on libretto), 18 (history of composition; letter by Schoenberg), 19-45 (analysis), [iii] (catalogue: "Arnold Schönberg's Werke in der Universal-Edition") pp.
Titling to upper wrapper: "Universal=Edition No. 5275 A. Schönberg Gurrelieder Führer (Kleine Ausgabe) Alban Berg."
The asterisk to the [part] title refers to a footnote on the same page: "Die große Ausgabe des Führers (100 Seiten Umfang) ist unter U.E. Nr. 3695 (Preis M. 2.—) erschienen."
Browned; slightly worn and creased.
Later edition (the first edition of the "Kleine Ausgabe" dates from 1914). The most recent items in the publisher's catalogue are the score of Gurrelieder (U.E. 6300), published on August 31, 1920, and Berg's analysis of the Kammersymphonie, op. 9.
Berg arranged the "Kleine Ausgabe," which became the model for his later "thematic analyses" of Pelleas und Melisande, op. 5, and the Kammersymphonie, op. 9, because the original "Führer" to Gurrelieder, conceived for the program of the world premiere in 1913 and subsequently distributed by Universal-Edition, was far too long. Item #24341
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