Universal Edition - Arnold Schönberg – Lied der Waldtaube

Arnold Schönberg

Arnold Schönberg
Lied der Waldtaube

Year of composition: 1922
Subtitle: from "Gurre-Lieder"
Scored for: for medium voice and chamber orchestra
Composer: Arnold Schönberg
Soloists: medium voice
Instrumentation: 1 2 3 2 - 2 0 0 0 - harm, pno, str.quin
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
cor anglais
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A (+cl(Eb))
bass clarinet
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st violin
2nd violin
Duration: 13′
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Work Introduction

The Song of the Wood-Dove closes part I of the Gurre-Lieder; the work was written in 1900-1911, based on the Gurresange poems by the Dane Jens Peter Jacobsen. The theme of Part I is the love-story of King Waldemar and Tove, the Wood-Dove singing in ballad-style of Tove’s death at the hands of jealous Queen Helwig, “Helwigs Falke war’s, der grausamen Gurres Taube zerriß” (“It was Helwig’s hawk who tore cruel Gurre’s dove apart”).

Stefanie Rauch © Arnold Schönberg Center

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