Alban Berg: 7 Early Songs

  • for high voice and piano
  • Duration: 17’
  • Soloists:
    hohe Stimme
  • Instrumentation details:
    piano
  • Composer: Alban Berg
  • Text author: Carl HauptmannNikolaus LenauTheodor StormRainer Maria RilkeJohannes SchlafOtto Erich HartlebenPaul Hohenberg
  • Original language: German
  • Translator: Eric Smith
  • Table of contents:
    : Nacht/Night (Hauptmann) 3min 20s (A-Dur/fis-Moll)
    : Schilflied/Song Amongst the Reeds (Lenau) 2min (f-Moll)
    : Die Nachtigall/The Nightingale (Storm) 1min 40s (D-Dur)
    : Traumgekrönt/A Crown of Dreams (Rilke) 2min 20s (g-Moll)
    : Im Zimmer/Indoors (Schlaf) 50s (B-Dur)
    : Liebesode/Lovers' Ode (Hartleben) 1min 35s (fis-Moll)
    : Sommertage/Summer Days (Hohenberg) 1min 20s (c-Moll)
  • Dedication: meiner Helene
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Alban Berg: Seven Early Songs for high voice and piano | UE8853

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Grade: 7-8
  • Languages: German | English
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1123-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05050-3
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Description

The Seven Early Songs as they appear here are revisions, or to be even more precise, revisions of reworkings of Berg's own compositions. Together with many others, the songs were composed during the years 1905 to 1908, that is, at a time when Berg was already studying with Arnold Schoenberg. They were not a part of these studies but nevertheless cannot be seen as completely independent of Schoenberg's influence, since three of them, Die Nachtigall, Liebesode, and Traumgekrönt, were first performed publicly on 7 November 1907 in a concert of Schoenberg's students. (Rudolf Stephan, translated by Robert Lindell)

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Contents

  • Nacht/Night (Hauptmann) 3min 20s (A-Dur/fis-Moll)
  • Schilflied/Song Amongst the Reeds (Lenau) 2min (f-Moll)
  • Die Nachtigall/The Nightingale (Storm) 1min 40s (D-Dur)
  • Traumgekrönt/A Crown of Dreams (Rilke) 2min 20s (g-Moll)
  • Im Zimmer/Indoors (Schlaf) 50s (B-Dur)
  • Liebesode/Lovers' Ode (Hartleben) 1min 35s (fis-Moll)
  • Sommertage/Summer Days (Hohenberg) 1min 20s (c-Moll)

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