Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot lunaire

  • for speaker and 5 instrumentalists
  • 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 - vln, vc, pno
  • Duration: 40’
  • Soloists:
    sprechgesang
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute
    clarinet in A
    piano
    violin
    violoncello
  • Composer: Arnold Schönberg
  • Preface: Arnold Schönberg
  • Piano reduction: Erwin Stein
  • Text author: Albert Giraud
  • Translator: Otto Erich HartlebenAndrew Porter
  • 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
  • Dedication: Der ersten Interpretin Frau Albertine Zehme in herzlicher Freundschaft
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Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot lunaire for speaker and 5 instrumentalists - op. 21 | UE34806

Dreimal sieben Gedichte

  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Languages: German
  • Edition info: Based on the text of the Critical Edition.
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6982-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08317-4
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Pierrot lunaire marks the high point of Schoenberg's expressionistic period, the essence of which he described as renouncing tonal centers and systematic relationships, replacing them with the twelve-tone method he was later to develop, with its dodecaphonic principles. Dethroning tonality and 'emancipating the dissonance' led to a radical change in his understanding of form and the intensity of musical expression beginning in 1907/1908: 'And I am unconditionally approaching a new kind of expression - I can sense it. The sounds now are virtually becoming a bestially direct expression of sensual and intellectual feelings - almost as if everything had been directly propagated.' (Diary entry, March 1912.)

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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

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