Arnold Schönberg Gurrelieder Führer. SCHOENBERG.
Berg, Alban 1883-1935

Arnold Schönberg Gurrelieder Führer...

Leipzig-Wien: Universal-Edition [Nr. 3695], [ca. 1914].

Octavo. Original publisher's wrappers with titling within decorative art nouveau lavender border. [i] (bill of world premiere of Gurrelieder, Vienna, February 23, 1913), [i] (list of performers at world premiere), [1]-14 (libretto), [15] (part title with separate imprint dated 1913), 16 (list of singers and instrumentalists), 17 (preface), 18 (history of composition; letter by Schoenberg), 19-100 (analysis), [ii] (catalogue: "Arnold Schönberg's Werke in der Universal-Edition"), [ii] (blank) pp.

Titling to upper wrapper: "Universal=Edition No. 3695 A. Schönberg Gurrelieder Führer Alban Berg."

Handstamp to foot of upper wrapper: "Musik-Antiquariat Doblinger Wien I, Dorotheerg[asse] 10."

Browned. Wrappers somewhat foxed and frayed at spine and edges. Upper wrapper creased to lower right corner.

First Edition, [?]later issue. The most recent item in the publisher's catalogue is the score Kammersymphonie, op. 9, adapted for large orchestra, which is mentioned but not yet listed as available; Schoenberg worked on that arrangement in 1914 but it was not published until 1922.

As the contents of the first two pages illustrate, the publication originated as the program for the work's premiere in Vienna on February 23, 1913 conducted by Franz Schreker. As it was wider in scope than was regarded necessar, Berg later distilled a "Kleine Ausgabe" (U.E. 5275) from it; this became the model for his later "thematic analyses" of Pelleas und Melisande, op. 5, and the Kammersymphonie, op. 9.

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