Lulu (Berg, Alban)

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Arranger Erwin Stein (1885–1958), piano reduction
Language German
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1936. Plate U.E. 10745

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Arranger Erwin Stein (1885–1958), piano reduction
Language German
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1935. Plate U.E. 10229.
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Work Title Lulu
Alternative. Title
Composer Berg, Alban
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts (Act III was left incomplete by the composer)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1929–35
First Performance. 1937-06-02 in Zurich (2 acts)
Zurich Opera, Robert Denzler (conductor)
First Publication. 1936
Librettist Frank Wedekind (1864–1918)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus, and Orchestra
Cast
Lulu (soprano)
Countess Geschwitz (mezzo-soprano)
A High-school boy "Der Gymnasiast" (alto)
Theatrical Dresser or Groom (alto)
Banker (bass)
The Painter, Lulu's second husband (tenor)
A Negro (tenor)
Dr. Schön, editor-in-chief (baritone)
Alwa, Dr Schön's son, a composer (tenor)
Schigolch, an old man (bass)
An Animal Tamer (bass)
Rodrigo, an athlete (bass)
The Prince, a traveller in Africa (tenor)
Manservant (tenor)
Marquis (tenor)
The Theatre manager (bass)
The Professor, Clown, Stagehand (silent)
Le Nain Roberto (spoken)
The Police Commissioner (spoken)
The Doctor, Lulu's husband (spoken)
A fifteen-year-old girl (soubrette)
Her mother (alto)
A Woman artist (mezzo-soprano)
Journalist (baritone)
Manservant (baritone)
Jack the Ripper (baritone)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Pianist, stage manager, attendants of the prince, policemen,
nurses, wardresses, dancers, party guests, servants, workers
Orchestra
3 flutes (all also piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd also english horn),
3 clarinets (B, 1st and 2nd also E), bass clarinet (B), alto saxophone (E),
3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, percussion (8 players), piano, harp, strings
On-stage jazz band - Act I (may be drawn from main orchestra)
3 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone (B), contrabassoon,
4 trumpets (2 in B, 2 in C), 2 trombones, Sousaphone,
drum set (3 players), banjo, piano, 3 violins, double bass
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