Anton Webern: Six Pieces

Six Pieces

Anton Webern: Six Pieces for orchestra op. 6 | PH394

This pocket score edition of Webern's "6 Pieces for orchestra" comprises the reduced setting from 1928. The original setting is published under the number PH433.

Instrument:
for orchestra
Edition type:
pocket score
Composer:
Webern Anton
Series:
Philharmonia Taschenpartituren
Version:
reduced version
Opus:
op. 6
Edition info:
Reduzierte Fassung von 1928
  • PH394
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1050-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02296-8
  • 13.5 × 18.5 cm
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Contents – Six Pieces for orchestra op. 6

  • Sechs Stücke für Orchester (Fassung von 1928)

Description

When Webern wrote these pieces in 1909 he was in his mid-twenties; he had a university degree {Doctor of Philosophy) under his belt, was equally possessed by music and innocent, had acquired in Schoenberg's school the moral and technical equipment of a highly developed art of composition, and was scraping out a living as an assistant operetta conductor. His guiding examples, apart from Schoenberg, were Mahler and Wagner and, probably without his being conscious then of their proximity, the erudite music-masters of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance who had occupied him during his studies at the Musicological Institute directed by Guido Adler at the University of Vienna. The predecessors to Opus 6 were - besides several timorous student ventures, a piano quintet in C major and the imposing Passacaglia Op. 1 composed under Schoenberg's Supervision - a few little vocal works (Op. 2, 3 and 4) and the Five Movements for String Quartet. The pieces for orchestra are the only larger, as it

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Instrument:
for orchestra
Edition type:
pocket score
Composer:
Webern Anton
Series:
Philharmonia Taschenpartituren
Version:
reduced version
Opus:
op. 6
Edition info:
Reduzierte Fassung von 1928

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