Lulu Suite (Berg, Alban)

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5 more: I. Rondo - Hymne • II. Ostinato • III. Lied der Lulu • IV. Variationen • V. Adagio

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1935. Plate U.E. 10228.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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Work Title Lulu Suite
Alternative. Title Symphonische Stücke aus der Oper "Lulu"; 5 Symphonic Pieces from the Opera for Soprano & Orchestra; Lulu-Symphonie
Composer Berg, Alban
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. Rondo (Andante und Hymne)
  2. Ostinato. Allegro
  3. Lied der Lulu (Comodo)
  4. Variations and Theme
  5. Adagio. Sostenuto - Lento - Grave
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
First Publication. 1935
Librettist Alban Berg (after Frank Wedekind)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 33 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice and orchestra
Voice - soprano
3 flutes (1st also piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd also English horn),
3 clarinets (B) (2nd and 3rd also E clarinet), bass clarinet (B),
alto saxophone (E), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, contrabass-tuba
timpani, percussion, vibraphone (ad lib.), piano, harp, strings
Related Works Lulu
External Links Universal Edition (with complete perusal score)

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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.) However, the tag "pieces" is -never- used for works with vocal parts. So the tag is songs or vocalises, but not pieces.