Variations on a Recitative, Op.40 (Schoenberg, Arnold)

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 Manuscript (autograph) (CA)
#26884 - 4.47MB, 15 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/37/22

PDF scanned by Unknown
Peter (2009/1/18)

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, August 25, 1941.


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is from the MIT archive project. This, by the way, is the date the manuscript was begun; it was concluded on 12 October 1941.


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General Information

Work Title Variations on a Recitative
Alternative Title
Composer Schoenberg, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.40
Key D minor
Movements/Sections 12 (Theme, 10 variations, Cadenza-Fugue)
Year/Date of Composition 1941
First Performance 1944 April 10, New York
Carl Weinrich
First Publication 1947 – New York: H.W. Gray
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Organ
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