Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten

Arnold Schönberg Das Buch der hängenden Gärten
Das Buch der hängenden Gärten

Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten

Opus:
op. 15
Year of composition:
1908-1909
Scored for:
for voice and large ensemble (chamber orchestra)
Composer:
Arnold Schönberg
Arranger:
Richard Dünser (2010)
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe
clarinet in Bb
bassoon
horn in F
percussion
harp
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration:
25’
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The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

Work introduction

Schönberg composed The Book of the Hanging Gardens shortly before his Erwartung Op. 17 (1909). A setting of 15 poems by Symbolist author Stefan George, it is a highly expressionistic work, in which emotions constantly seem to be near to bursting their bonds, as the agogics in the score evince; ritardandi are followed by “somewhat urgently” and then “calming again,” crescendi and decrescendi alternate, while “agitated expression” is required of the singer.

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Das Buch der hängenden Gärten

Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten

study score
for voice and large ensemble (chamber orchestra) , 25’
Cast: 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc, cb

Première

Location:
Wien
Date:
27.09.2010
Orchestra:
Ensemble Kontrapunkte
Conductor:
Peter Keuschnig

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