[Op. 19]. Sechs kleine Klavierstücke... Op. 19. Arnold SCHOENBERG.

[Op. 19]. Sechs kleine Klavierstücke... Op. 19

Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [U.E. 5069], [March 7, 1930]. Folio. Original publisher's green printed wrappers. 1f. (title), 2-8 pp. Printed note to foot of first page of music: "Copyright 1913 by Universal-Edition" and to foot of final page of music: "Weag" [Waldheim-Eberle A.G.].

Publisher's catalogue no. 35 "Arnold Schönbergs Werke in der Universal-Edition " dated "I [January] 1930" to verso of lower wrapper.

Former owner's signature, "R. Green SF [Ray Green, San Francisco]," in ink to upper outer corner of upper wrapper. Handstamp "Ray Green" to upper outer corner and of Associated Music Publishers, New York, to lower right corner of title. Instrumental cues in English in pencil, most probably in Ray Green's hand, to pp. 2-3 (piece no. 1); additional annotations in pencil to head of p. 4.

Wrappers worn, lower completely detached. Browned; partially detached.

First Edition, twelfth issue. Rufer (Engl.) p. 38. Ringer p. 313. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 11-14. Issue dated and identified according to the website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

Ray Green (1908-1997) was an American composer, publisher, and arts administrator. Born in Missouri, he received his education in San Francisco. From 1935 to 1937 he lived in Paris, studying with Darius Milhaud. Married to the dancer May O'Donnell, he produced a large quantity of ballet music. He is best known for his tenure as Executive Secretary of the American Music Center in New York City (1948-60). The present copy suggests that he may have attempted an orchestration of Schoenberg's op. 19. Item #24953

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