Alban Berg: 5 Orchester-Lieder (Arranger: Eberhard Kloke)

Alban Berg 5 Orchester-Lieder
5 Orchester-Lieder

Alban Berg: 5 Orchester-Lieder (Arranger: Eberhard Kloke)

Opus:
4
Year of composition:
1912
Subtitle:
nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg
Scored for:
for soprano / mezzosoprano and middlesized orchestra
Composer:
Alban Berg
Arranger:
Eberhard Kloke (2013)
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, pno, str (mind. 10 8 6 4 3; max. 12 8 6 5 4)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc
alto fl)
1st oboe
2nd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in F
2nd trumpet in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone (+cb.tbn)
bass tuba
timpani
percussion(2)
harp
piano (+cel
harm)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
(strings: mind. 10 8 6 4 3
max. 12 8 6 5 4)
Duration:
10’
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Work introduction

Berg’s superb musical interpretation of Peter Altenberg’s texts transcends the ostensible discrepancy between the brevity of the texts and the sweeping momentum of the music. This is Alban Berg’s first composition for orchestra. Eberhard Kloke, who received international acclaim for his arrangements of Lulu and Wozzeck, has also scaled down this orchestral song cycle so that it can be performed by either a medium-sized orchestra or an ensemble of 13 players.

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