Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett... Partitur. [Study score]. Alban BERG.

Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett... Partitur. [Study score]

Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 8780 W.Ph.V.173], [not before January 1928]. 12mo. Original publisher's light green wrappers printed in dark green. [i] (title), [iv] (preface by Erwin Stein, with contents and notes on performance to lower part of last page), [i] (dedication to Alexander von Zemlinsky), 83, [i] (blank) pp. Printed note to lower right corner of final page of music: "Weag" [Waldheim-Eberle AG]. Tipped-in frontispiece with photographic reproduction portrait of Alban Berg from the studio Pietzner-Fayer.

Printed footnote to p. 1: "In die 'Philharmonia'-Partiturensammlung aufgenommen."

Titling identical to title page except for shortened imprint. Publisher's catalogue "Studienpartituren moderner Kammermusik und Orchesterwerke in der Universal-Edition," dated "I. 1928." to verso of lower wrapper.

Former owner's signature in ink to upper right corner of upper wrapper: "Artur Holde."

Spine frayed with some loss; verso of lower wrapper with partial inked fingerprints. Upper outer corner slightly bumped. Fingerprints to verso of lower wrapper.

First Edition of the study score. All copies in WorldCat are dated 1927 although the publisher's catalogue is dated 1928. The present edition is a photographic reduction of the full-size score, which was published in 1927.

The second plate number refers to the Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag, a company founded by Universal executive Alfred Kalmus in 1923 and absorbed by Universal in 1925.

Artur Holde (1885-1962) was a German conductor and music critic. Being Jewish, he emigrated to the United States in 1936. He became a staff editor at the German-Jewish exile journal Aufbau, then based in New York, and later worked for the U.S. State Department.

"George Perle's discovery... of a score in which Berg had annotated the details of the autobiographical programme, the Lyrische Suite... is the most completely documented demonstration of the extent to which such extra-musical considerations act as compositional determinants... The annotated score reveals that the six movements of the Lyrische Suite document the love affair between Berg and Hanna Fuchs-Robettin, the wife of a wealthy Prague businessman and the sister of Franz Werfel." Douglas Jarman in Grove Music Online. Item #24599

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