Since this work was first published after 1923 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
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⇒ 5 more: I. Rondo - Hymne • II. Ostinato • III. Lied der Lulu • IV. Variationen • V. Adagio
|Work Title||Lulu Suite|
|Alternative. Title||Symphonische Stücke aus der Oper "Lulu"; 5 Symphonic Pieces from the Opera for Soprano & Orchestra; Lulu-Symphonie|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IAB 4|
|Text Incipit||:Wenn sich die Menschen um meinetwillen umgebracht haben, so setzt das meinen Wert nicht herab (third movement)|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1934|
|Librettist||Alban Berg (after Frank Wedekind)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||33 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||voice and orchestra
|External Links||Universal Edition (with complete perusal score)|
Aside from a brief vocalise scream in the finale, there is a soprano part in the third movement. The first, second and fourth movements are for orchestra alone.
The Lied der Lulu is subtitled "Anton v. Webern zum 50. Geburtstag" and presumably was written in 1933.
Retagging because the 1935 score does not call it "suite", and any later score is posthumous. It is "symphonic pieces from the opera Lulu". (While one could argue this is almost the definition of a "suite" from a larger work, we have agreed to be rather strict about tags with few exceptions: it is not named suite by the composer (unless in a manuscript not currently available to us?) so it is not tagged so.)