Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2

String Quartet No. 2

Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2 - F# minor for soprano and string quartet op. 10 | PH229

Arnold Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2 op. 10 with soprano (1907 /1908) is among the founding documents of New Music.

Instrument:
for soprano and string quartet
Edition type:
pocket score
Composer:
Schönberg Arnold
Series:
Philharmonia Taschenpartituren
Grade:
4-5
Theme:
Modern Music
Key:
F# minor
Opus:
op. 10
Languages:
German
Edition info:
Zusätzliche Ausgaben: UE6862 und UE6863 (Klavierauszüge), UE2994 (Streicherstimmen)
  • PH229
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1261-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01874-9
  • 13.5 × 18.5 cm
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Contents – String Quartet No. 2 - F# minor for soprano and string quartet op. 10

  • Mäßig (moderato)
  • Sehr rasch
  • Litanei (Stefan George). Langsam
  • Entrueckung (Stefan George). Sehr Langsam

Description

Arnold Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2 op. 10 with soprano (1907 /1908) is among the founding documents of New Music. The two poems by Stefan George 'Litanei' and 'Rapture ' were worked by Schoenberg into a set of variations and into a finale far removed from traditional notions of form. The vocal reduction of the 3rd movement 'Litanei' is available as UE 6862, the vocal reduction for the 4th movement 'Entrückung ' is available as UE 6863. The string parts are available as UE 2994. 'This quartet adds a new element to Schoenberg's creative oeuvre: brevity. It was already indicated by the succinctness of the Chamber Symphony and is clearly expressed in the structure of the F sharp minor Quartet with four shorter movements. There is only a small step from the harmonic language of this work to a complete renunciation of tonality. The last movement - although, in the main, belonging to F sharp mayor - no longer carries a key signature. Chromatic alteration turns the fourth chords into h

Additional information

Instrument:
for soprano and string quartet
Edition type:
pocket score
Composer:
Schönberg Arnold
Series:
Philharmonia Taschenpartituren
Grade:
4-5
Theme:
Modern Music
Key:
F# minor
Opus:
op. 10
Languages:
German
Edition info:
Zusätzliche Ausgaben: UE6862 und UE6863 (Klavierauszüge), UE2994 (Streicherstimmen)

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