New York: G. Schirmer [PN 40728], 1944.
Small folio. Original publisher's light green printed wrappers. 2ff., 99 pp. Printed dedication to head of title: "To Henry Clay Shriver." Explanatory note by Schoenberg in English.
From the collection of pianist Mario Feninger (1923-2016), his initials to head of title and occasional annotations in pencil.
Wrappers slightly browned, stained at edge, spine slightly frayed.
First Edition. Rufer (E), p. 70. GA B/15, pp. 94-95.
The full score was not published until 1946.
"Schönberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, which was originally commissioned by his former student Oscar Levant, is conceived as a single-movement form displaying the characteristics of a multimovement sonata cycle. Like the program of the concerto it divides into four parts. The opening melody of the Concerto, lasting thirty-nine bars, presents the four modes of the tone row in the following order: basic set, inversion of retrograde, retrograde, and inversion... The manuscript includes the four parts of the programme (which - according to Schönberg scholarship - is clearly autobiographical), each accompanied by a musical example from one of the four sections of the concerto." © Arnold Schönberg Center.
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