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Music: Primary Sources: Schoenberg, Arnold 1874-1951

Schoenberg: Dank und Abschied Zwei Gesänge für eine Baritonstimme und Klavier Op. 1 no. 2

         

Schoenberg, Arnold. 1903. [Op. 1 no. 2]. Dank und Abschied Zwei Gesänge für eine Baritonstimme und Klavier... Op. 1 [No. 2: Abschied] Gedichte von Karl Freiherr von Levetzow... Meinem Lehrer und Freunde Alexander von Zemlinsky. Berlin: Verlag Dreililien.

[Thanks and Farewell Two songs for baritone and piano

Call no.: Music 783.8842 S36 g3 v.2

Folio. Unbound. 1f. (title printed in black), 3-5, [i] (blank) pp. Photographic print from engraved plates. 

Handstamp below price: "Aufgedr[uckte] Preise ungültig. Richard Birnbach, Berlin;" "3651" in pencil to foot of title; No. 2" to title underlined in blue pencil. 

First Edition, later issue. 

"The later issues of Dreililien Verlag differ from the first issue in that the title words are all printed in black and that a publisher's catalogue appears on the final page." Website of Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

The pencilled number "3651" corresponds to a number assigned to the edition by Universal, who began distributing the work in 1912; Dreililien was purchased by Birnbach in 1934. 

Image and descriptions provided by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians


Further reading Dank und Abschied (Arnold Schonberg Center)

 

 

Schoenberg: Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier Op.2

         

Schoenberg, Arnold. 1903. [Op. 2 no. 1]. Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier... Op. 2 [No. 1 "Erwartung"] Gedichte von Richard Dehmel und Johannes Schlaf... Meinem Lehrer und Freunde Alexander von Zemlinsky. Berlin: Verlag Dreililien.

Call no.: Music 783.342 S36 l7 op.2 v.1 

Folio. Unbound. Original publisher's wrappers printed in red and black.  

First Edition, later issue.

The pencilled number "3652" corresponds to the number assigned to the edition by Universal; Dreililien was purchased by Birnbach in 1934.

The text of "Erwartung" is by Richard Dehmel (1863-1920).

 

 

         

Schoenberg, Arnold. 1903. [Op. 2 no. 2]. Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier... Op. 2 [No. 2: Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm] Gedichte von Richard Dehmel und Johannes Schlaf... Meinem Lehrer und Freunde Alexander von Zemlinsky. Berlin: Verlag Dreililien.

Call no.: Music 783.342 S36 l7 op.2 v.2

Folio. Unbound. 

First Edition, later issue (the first issue carries a title printed in red and black). 

"The later issues of Dreililien Verlag differ from the first issue in that the title words are all printed in black and that a publisher's catalogue appears on the final page." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

The handstamp "3653" corresponds to the number assigned to the edition by Universal, who began distributing the work in 1912; Dreililien was purchased by Birnbach in 1934. 

Further reading Four songs for voice and piano (Arnold Schonberg Center)

 

 

Schoenberg: Drei Klavierstücke Op. 11

         

Schoenberg, Arnold. 1920.  [Op. 11]. Drei Klavierstücke... Op. 11. Wien : Universal Edition. Wien-Leipzig: "Universal-Edition" 

Call no.: Music 786.2 S36 s9 op.11 

Folio. Original publisher's wrappers with titling within decorative art nouveau border printed in lavender. 1f. (title within decorative art nouveau border printed in orange), 3-14 pp. Printed note to foot of first page of music: "Copyright 1910 by Universal-Edition." With publisher's catalogue dated "IX [September] 1920" to verso of lower wrapper.

First Edition, seventh issue. 

"Assigning copies to the various issues is possible thanks to the dates to the verso of the lower wrapper." Website of Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna. 

 

Further reading Three piano pieces (Arnold Schonberg Center) 

 

Modern versions available in the Music Library

Klavicerstück, op. 11, Nr. 2

Wien : Universal, c1910.

Call no.: Music 786.42 S36 op11/2 score

Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21

         

Schoenberg, Arnold. 1923.  [Op. 21]. Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot Lunaire (deutsch von Erich Otto Hartleben) Für eine Sprechstimme Klavier, Flöte (auch Piccolo), Klarinette (auch Baß=Klarinette), Geige (auch Bratsche) und Violoncell (Melodramen)... Op. 21 Partitur [Dedication:] Der ersten Interpretin Frau Albertine Zehme in herzlicher Freundschaft... Wien : Universal Edition.

First Edition, second issue.

Call no. : Music 783.96 S36 p6 

The abbreviation "Weag" is typical of the 1920s; in 1914, the printer typically used the note "Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm. R. v. Waldheim – Jos. Eberle & Co." Neither Brinkmann nor any other source establishes criteria that would allow a distinction between the standard issue of 1914 and the present issue of 1923. The distinguishing points of the 1923 issue are the presence of "Weag" to the final page of music (page 78) and the absence of the note "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" at the lower right foot of the first page of music (page 3). 

Albertine Zehme (1857-1946), an actress born in Vienna and later active in Berlin, is now exclusively remembered as the person who commissioned and first performed Pierrot Lunaire. "Read the preface, looked at the poems. I am enthusiastic. A brilliant idea, entirely in my spirit. I would do it even without a fee." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna (Schoenberg's diary). 

The poems are by the Belgian Albert Giraud (1860-1929) in the German translation by Erich Otto Hartleben (1864-1905).

Image and descriptions provided by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

 

Further readings:

Pierrot lunaire (The Oxford Companion to Music

Pierrot lunaire (Arnold Schonberg Center) 

Dunsby, Jonathan. 1992. Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press.

 

Modern version available in the Music Library

Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot lunaire, op.21 

Wien : Universal Edition, 1941.

Call no.: Music 785.8 S36 p6 score