Symphonietta für Streichinstrumente und Harfe, Op.27 (Graener, Paul)



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Andrew S. Kohler (2013/1/4)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, [1910]. Plate 2809.
Reprinted Munich: Repertoire Explorer Series, Musikproduktion Höflich, (No. 867), 2009
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Work Title Symphonietta für Streichinstrumente und Harfe
Alternative. Title Sinfonietta
Composer Graener, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.27
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPG 49
Key G major (ends in E major)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
  1. Adagio - All[e]gretto amabile (in G) - a tempo, ma un poco meno mosso - a tempo (in D) - Tranquillo - Tempo I (in C minor) - Wie ein Schlummerlied (in C) - Lento - Tempo I (in G) - Poco a poco meno mosso - Lento (in E minor) - Schwebend - Feierlich (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1904–08?
First Performance. 1908 May 15, Steinway Hall, London
First Publication. 1910 – Vienna: Universal Edition
Dedication Dem Andenken meines Sohnes Heinz
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation harp, 8 violins, 3 violas, 3 celli, 2 contrabasses
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The score has the following inscription:

Du kamst, du gingst mit leiser Spur, Ein flücht’ger Gast im Erdenland; Woher? Wohin? Wir wissen nur: Aus Gottes Hand in Gottes Hand.

(You came, you went with a light trace, a fleeting guest in the land of the earth; Whence? Whither? We only know: from God's hand into God's hand.)

The source of this Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862), "Auf den Tod eines Kindes" (1859)

According to the notes for the cpo recording of the work (or at least according to a review of that recording), the work is an orchestration of (or relates to) a string quartet, now lost, written to memorialize the composer's son Heinz who died in 1904 aged eight.