Universal Edition - Anton Webern – Passacaglia

Anton Webern

Anton Webern

Opus: op. 1
Year of composition: 1908
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Anton Webern
Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc, hp, str
Instrumentation details:
1. flute
2. flute
1. oboe
2. oboe
cor anglais
1. clarinet in B
2. clarinet in B
bass clarinet in B
1. bassoon
2. bassoon
1. horn in F
2. horn in F
3. horn in F
4. horn in F
1. trumpet in B
2. trumpet in B
3. trumpet in B
1. trombone
2. trombone
3. trombone
bass tuba
violin I
violin II
Duration: 12′
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Passacaglia, op. 1

World Première

Location: Wien / Austria
Date: 04.11.1908
Conductor: Anton Webern

Work Introduction

‘To surrender oneself utterly to the listening experience’ – this is what Anton Webern’s music demands. ‘To recognise sounds, to experience them sensuously’ – these are the composer’s main concerns. His works are among the most important compositions of the 20th century and represent the most radical and logically consistent continuation of the 12-tone technique developed by Arnold Schönberg. ‘He could express a whole novel in a sigh’, said Schönberg of his compressed writing style. His first masterpiece, the Passacaglia for orchestra op. 1 (first performed in 1908) is a remarkable testimony to Webern’s handling of the late Romantic orchestral apparatus as well as to his clear formal organisation of its 269 bars.

Pocket score – Passacaglia

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: pocket score
  • Series: Philharmonia Pocket Scores
  • PH428
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-0800-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02174-9
EUR 19,95

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Score – Passacaglia

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • UE7095
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-3261-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06344-2
EUR 48,50

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