[Op. 16]. Opus 16 New Version Five Pieces for Orchestra (Fünf Orchesterstücke) I Premonitions – Vorgefühle II Yesteryears – Vergangenes III Summer Morning by an Lake (Colors) – Sommermorgen an einem See (Farben) IV Peripetia – Peripetie V The Obligatory Recitative – Das obligate Rezitativ; Revised edition, reduced for normal-sized orchestra by the composer. Arnold SCHOENBERG.

[Op. 16]. Opus 16 New Version Five Pieces for Orchestra (Fünf Orchesterstücke) I Premonitions – Vorgefühle II Yesteryears – Vergangenes III Summer Morning by an Lake (Colors) – Sommermorgen an einem See (Farben) IV Peripetia – Peripetie V The Obligatory Recitative – Das obligate Rezitativ; Revised edition, reduced for normal-sized orchestra by the composer

New York - London - Frankfurt: C. F. Peters Corporation [PN Peters Edition No. 6061], [1952]. Large octavo. In original publisher's very light green wrappers. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto photographic reproduction portrait of Schoenberg with printed autograph inscription in German to Walter Hinrichsen in facsimile, verso blank), [i] (notes by Richard Hoffmann dated "Los Angeles, California June 1952"), [i] ("Erläuterungen," German translation of preceding page, by Liesbeth Weinhold), [i] (dedication, in English, in facsimile of Schoenberg's hand to the memory of Henri Hinrichsen), 3-60 pp. Printed note to foot of final page: "Revidiert und reduziert zur normalen Besetzung Revised and reduced to normal size orchestra September 1949 Arnold Schoenberg." Publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of upper wrapper: "Just off the Press Complimentary."

First Edition of the revised version of this arrangement. Rufer (Eng.) p. 34. Ringer p. 320. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 11-12. The copyright notice to the title is dated 1952, but according to the website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, the edition was published in 1953.

"In 1949 Schoenberg decided to reduce the work, which was difficult to perform because of the quadruple woodwinds and six horns specified, for an orchestra of regular size... It is not known whether at the time, there were already negotiations with the owner of C. F. Peters Corp. in New York, Walter Hinrichsen, son of the publisher of the original version, Henri Hinrichsen, who had perished in Auschwitz... The title of the third piece was changed to Sommermorgen am See (Farben) - Summer Morning at a Lake (Colors)... Richard Hoffmann, then [Schoenberg's] assistant, took the preparation of the Stichvorlage upon himself. The printed edition—heavily error-strewn—was issued only after Schoenberg's death, in 1953, by Verlag C.F. Peters Corp., New York." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

Henri Hinrichsen (1868-1942) was the sole owner of C.F. Peters from 1900 to 1938, when his business was "Aryanized." His son Walter (1907-1969), who had survived in English exile, returned to Germany in 1945, and the company was restored to him. Item #24928

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