Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

Arnold Schönberg Chamber Symphony No. 1
Chamber Symphony No. 1

Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

Key:
E major
Opus:
op. 9
Year of composition:
1906/1914
Subtitle:
Version for orchestra
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Arnold Schönberg
Instrumentation:
3 3 4 3 - 4 0 0 0, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+1stpicc)
2nd flute (+2ndpicc)
3rd flute (+3rdpicc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
clarinet in D (+cl(Eb))
1st clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
2nd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
Duration:
22’
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Work introduction

Watch and read an Interview with Philippe Jordan on Schönberg.

Composed in 1906, the Chamber Symphony op. 9 for 15 solo instruments represents a high point in Schönberg’s artistic development. The reasons that motivated Schönberg as early as 1914 to arrange this Chamber Symphony for orchestra were not only related to practical performance aspects, however (enabling performance at larger concert halls), but were also connected to the fundamental problem that originated quasi-intrinsically from its hybrid position between orchestral and chamber music. The orchestral version from 1914 was never published and is now available for the first time as completely new orchestral material. A later orchestral version, which is further from the original, was produced by Schönberg when he was already in American exile.

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Chamber Symphony No. 1

Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

full score
for orchestra , 22’
Instr.: 3 3 4 3 - 4 0 0 0, str

Next performances

07 May

Chamber Symphony No. 1

Semperoper, Dresden (DE)

World première

Location:
München
Date:
01.11.2012
Orchestra:
Münchner Philharmoniker
Conductor:
Philippe Jordan

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