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Universal Edition - Arnold Schönberg – Pierrot lunaire

Arnold Schönberg

Arnold Schönberg
Pierrot lunaire

Opus: op. 21
Year of composition: 1912
Subtitle: Dreimal 7 Gedichte
Scored for: for speaker and 5 instrumentalists
Composer: Arnold Schönberg
Text Source: ‘’Pierrot lunaire’
Text Author: Albert Giraud
Translator: Otto Erich Hartleben
Soloists: speaker
Instrumentation: 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 - vln, vc, pno
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
clarinet in A (+cl(Bb)
bass cl(Bb))
piano
violin (+vla)
violoncello
Table of Contents:
Mondestrunken
Columbine
Der Dandy
Eine blasse Wäscherin
Valse de Chopin
Madonna
Der kranke Mond
Nacht
Gebet an Pierrot
Raub
Rote Messe
Galgenlied
Enthauptung
Die Kreuze
Heimweh
Gemeinheit
Parodie
Der Mondfleck
Serenade
Heimfahrt (Barcarole)
O alter Duft
Duration: 40′
Dedication: Der ersten Interpretin Frau Albertine Zehme in herzlicher Freundschaft
 
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Pierrot lunaire, op. 21

World Première

Location: Choralion-Saal Berlin / Germany
Date: 16.10.1912
Main Soloists: Albertine Zehme, Rezitation; Eduard Steuermann, Klavier; Jakob Masiniak, Violine und Bratsche; Hans Kindler, Violoncello; H. W. de Vries, Flöte und Pikkolo; Karl Eßberger, Klarinette und Baßklarinette

Work Introduction

“Read the preface, looked at the poems, am delighted. Brilliant idea, just my kind of thing,” noted Arnold Schönberg in his diary, after hearing of the actress Albertine Zehme’s plans to set Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot lunaire to music. Originally, Zehme had been thinking of a work for a spoken voice with a piano accompaniment, but Schönberg did not want his composer’s imagination to be limited by this. Zehme, who commissioned the piece, agreed, and each of the 21 miniatures was given its own sound colour by the instruments employed: flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello. The world première in 1912 apparently required 25 rehearsals.

Piano reduction – Pierrot Lunaire

  • for speaker, piano, flute (piccolo),clarinet (bass clarinet), violin (viola) and cello
  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • Edition info: Based on the Critical Edition
  • Language: German
  • UE33794
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6534-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07891-0
EUR 52,50

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Study score – Pierrot lunaire

This study score edition comprises Schönberg's "Pierrot lunaire" for one speaker and five instrumentalists op. 21, composed in 1912.

  • for speaker and 5 instrumentalists
  • Edition type: study score
  • Edition info: Based on the text of the Critical Edition.
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Language: German
  • UE34806
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6982-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08317-4
EUR 39,95

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full score - Pierrot lunaire

Pierrot lunaire
  • for speaker and 5 instrumentalists
  • Edition type: full score

full score - Pierrot lunaire

Pierrot lunaire
  • for speaker and 5 instrumentalists
  • Edition type: full score

Future Performances

02.09.2017 - Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
Location: The Harmony Hall, Nagano (J), Orchestra: Saito Kinen Orchestra String Ensemble


13.09.2017
Location: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (RUS), Orchestra: Studio New Music Ensemble, Conductor: Stanislav Malishev


20.05.2018
Location: Opéra, Strasbourg (F), Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Conductor: Roland Kluttig


22.05.2018
Location: Opéra, Strasbourg (F), Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Conductor: Roland Kluttig


24.05.2018
Location: Opéra, Strasbourg (F), Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Conductor: Roland Kluttig

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