7 Frühe Lieder (Berg, Alban)

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Rgagnaux (2016/10/3)

Performer Pages Walter Goehr (conductor)
Performers Kathrin Harvey (soprano)
Zurich Radio Orchestra
Publisher Info. Musical Masterpiece Society/Concert Hall, 1951, Concert Hall Society, annual series, 7, Release G-12
Gagnaux Collection
Misc. Notes Recorded 1951, Summer, Zürich
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Brescianello (2007/10/11)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1928. Plate U.E. 8853.
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For Orchestra (Berg)

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Madcapellan (2011/9/3)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1928. Plate U.E. 12479.
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Work Title 7 frühe Lieder
Alternative. Title
Composer Berg, Alban
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 songs
  1. Nacht
  2. Schilflied
  3. Die Nachtigall
  4. Traumgekrönt
  5. Im Zimmer
  6. Liebesode
  7. Sommertage
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907
First Publication. 1928
Librettist 7 authors
  1. Carl Hauptmann (1858–1921)
  2. Nikolaus Lenau (1802–1850)
  3. Theodor Storm (1817–1888)
  4. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)
  5. Johannes Schlaf (1862–1941)
  6. Otto Erich Hartleben (1864–1905)
  7. Paul Hohenberg (1885–1956)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice (mezzo soprano), piano ; voice (mezzo soprano), orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn),
2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, trumpet, 2 trombones
timpani, percussion, celesta (optional), harp, strings
bass drum, side drum, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

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  • Nos.5 and 7 are not free in the EU or other life-plus-70 territories due to the death dates of the authors of the text.