5 Orchesterlieder, Op.4 (Berg, Alban)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1953. Plate U.E. 12124.
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Work Title 5 Orchesterlieder
Alternative. Title Nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg ; Postcard-Lieder
Composer Berg, Alban
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 songs:
I. Seele, wie bist du schöner, tiefer, nach Schneestürmen
II. Sahst du nach dem Gewitterregen den Wald
III. Über die Grenzen des All blicktest du sinnend hinaus
IV. Nichts ist gekommen, nichts wird kommen für meine Seele
V. Hier ist Friede. Hier weine ich mich aus über alles
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1911-12
First Publication. 1953
Librettist Richard Engländer (1859-1919) as Peter Altenberg
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, orchestra
Voice - mezzo-soprano
Orchestra
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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