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Alban Berg: 7 Early Songs

  • for high voice and orchestra
  • 2 2 3 3 - 4 1 2 0 - timp, perc, hp, cel, str
  • Duration: 17’
  • Soloists:
    high voice
  • Instrumentation details:
    1. flute
    2. flute (+picc)
    1. oboe
    2. oboe (+c.a)
    1. clarinet in B
    2. clarinet in B
    bass clarinet in A
    1. bassoon
    2. bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1. horn in F
    2. horn in F
    3. horn in F
    4. horn in F
    trumpet in F
    1. tenor trombone
    2.tenor trombone
    timpani
    perc
    harp
    celesta
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Alban Berg
  • Editor: Rudolf Stephan
  • Text author: Carl HauptmannNikolaus LenauTheodor StormRainer Maria RilkeJohannes SchlafOtto Erich HartlebenPaul Hohenberg
  • Original language: German
  • Translator: Eric SmithJacques Fournier
  • Table of contents:
    Nacht/Night (Carl Hauptmann) 3min 20s
    Schilflied/Song Amongst the Reeds (Nikolaus Lenau) 2min
    Die Nachtigall/The Nightingale (Theodor Storm) 1min 40s
    Traumgekrönt/A Crown of Dreams (Rainer M. Rilke) 2min 20s
    Im Zimmer/Indoors (Johannes Schlaf) 50s
    Liebesode/Lovers' Ode (Otto Erich Hartleben) 1min 35s
    Sommertage/Summer Days (Paul Hohenberg) 1min 20s
  • Dedication: Meiner Helene
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Alban Berg: Seven Early Songs for high voice and orchestra | UE35547

  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Languages: German
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7142-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08473-7
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Description

Composed by a young Berg, while studying with Schoenberg, these Seven Early Songs would be revisited and reworked ten years later, and then again ten years after that. Perhaps influenced by Mahler, Berg created orchestral settings of these songs, in addition to the voice and piano versions.

Contents

  • Die Nachtigall/The Nightingale (Theodor Storm) 1min 40s
  • Im Zimmer/Indoors (Johannes Schlaf) 50s
  • Liebesode/Lovers' Ode (Otto Erich Hartleben) 1min 35s
  • Nacht/Night (Carl Hauptmann) 3min 20s
  • Schilflied/Song Amongst the Reeds (Nikolaus Lenau) 2min
  • Sommertage/Summer Days (Paul Hohenberg) 1min 20s
  • Traumgekrönt/A Crown of Dreams (Rainer M. Rilke) 2min 20s

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