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 13 players
Composer:
Alban Berg
Arranger:
Eberhard Kloke (2013)
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - perc, hp, pno, vln, vla, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc
alto fl)
oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
bassoon (+cbsn)
horn in F
trumpet in F
trombone
percussion
harp
piano (+cel
harm)
violin
viola
double bass
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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