3 Orchesterstücke, Op.6 (Berg, Alban)

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Revised version (1929)

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#21305 - 8.83MB, 110 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V/50/V - 16414x

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Stevemc90 (2008/8/23)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1929. Plate U.E. 7396.
Philharmonia Series, Plate W.Ph.V. 432


Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

4-page preface by F.S. deleted. Images chaged to 400 dpi monochrome from grayscale.


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General Information

Work Title 3 Orchesterstücke
Alternative Title 3 Pieces for Orchestra
Composer Berg, Alban
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.6
Movements/Sections 3 sections
  1. Präludium
  2. Reigen
  3. Marsch
Year/Date of Composition 1914-15
First Performance 1923-06-06 in Berlin (Nos.1, 2)
Berlin Philharmonic, Anton Webern (conductor)

1930-04-14 in Oldenburg (revised version, complete)

First Publication 1923 - original version
1929 - revised version
Dedication Arnold Schoenberg
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
4 flutes (4th also piccolo), 4 oboes (4th also English horn)
4 clarinets (A) (3rd also clarinet (E)), bass clarinet (B),
3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 4 trumpets (F), 4 trombones, contrabass-tuba
timpani (2 pair), percussion, celesta, 2 harps, strings
(bass drum, side drum, cymbals, 2 tam-tams (large, small), tenor drum, triangle,
large hammer (with non-metallic sound), glockenspiel, xylophone)

Misc. Comments

Concert June 6 1923. Webern did not have sufficient rehearsal time to conduct the 3rd piece, and apologetically dropped it from the program. See Bailey, "The Life of Webern", p.115.)

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