Erwartung, Op.17 (Schoenberg, Arnold)

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Vienna: Universal Edition, 1916. Plate U.E. 5361.
(1923 copyright bogus)


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General Information

Work Title Erwartung
Alternative Title Monodram
Composer Schoenberg, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.17
Movements/Sections Monodrama in 1 movement and 4 scenes
Year/Date of Composition 1909
First Performance 6 June 1924
First Publication 1916
Librettist Marie Pappenheim (1882–1966)
Language German
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Female soprano soloist and orchestra
Piccolo, 3 Flutes (3rd doubling 2nd Piccolo), 3 Oboes, English Horn (doubling 4th Oboe), Clarinet in D, Clarinet in B, 2 Clarinets in A, Bass Clarinet in B, 3 Bassoons, Contrabassoon
4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in B, 4 Trombones, Bass Tuba
Harp, Celesta, Glockenspiel, Xylophone
Timpani, Cymbals, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tamtam, Ratchet, Triangle
16 1st and 14 2nd Violins, 10–12 Violas, 10–12 Violoncellos, 8–10 Contrabasses
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