5 Orchesterlieder, Op.4 (Berg, Alban)

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 Complete Score (EU)
#23040 - 2.74MB, 28 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/49/V - 11198x

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Daphnis (2008/10/12)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1953. Plate U.E. 12124.


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General Information

Work Title 5 Orchesterlieder
Alternative Title Nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg ; Postcard-Lieder
Composer Berg, Alban
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.4
Movements/Sections 5 songs:
  1. Seele, wie bist du schöner, tiefer, nach Schneestürmen
  2. Sahst du nach dem Gewitterregen den Wald
  3. Über die Grenzen des All blicktest du sinnend hinaus
  4. Nichts ist gekommen, nichts wird kommen für meine Seele
  5. Hier ist Friede. Hier weine ich mich aus über alles
Year/Date of Composition 1912
First Publication 1953
Librettist Peter Altenberg (= Richard Engländer, 1859-1919)
Language German
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voice and orchestra
Voice - soprano
piccolo, 2 flutes, 3 oboes (3rd also English horn), 3 clarinets (B) (3rd also E clarinet),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 4 trombones, contrabass-tuba
timpani, percussion, celesta, piano, harmonium, harp, strings
cymbals, bass drum, side drum, tam-tam, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone
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