Wozzeck, Op.7 (Berg, Alban)

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Editor Hans Erich Apostel (1901-1972)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1955. Plate U.E 7379/12100.
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Misc. Notes English translation removed due to copyright.
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Arranger Fritz Heinrich Klein (1892-1977), piano reduction
Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Alban Berg, n.d.(ca.1922). Plate A.B. 4.
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Misc. Notes BSB gives the date as 1921 but this seems unlikely as the orchestra score was completed only in April 1922. This vocal score was issued by Universal Edition in 1923 (see Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1923), p.145).
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Arranger Fritz Heinrich Klein (1892-1977), piano reduction
Engraver Vienna: Waldheim-Eberle.
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Alban Berg, n.d.(ca.1922). Plate A.B. 4.
Reprinted Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.[1923]. Plate U.E.7382.
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1924. Plate U.E. 7660.
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General Information

Work Title Wozzeck
Alternative. Title Opera in 3 acts and 15 scenes.
Composer Berg, Alban
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.7
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 16
Key Atonal
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914-1922
First Performance. 1925-12-14 in Berlin, Berlin State Opera
Soli, Chorus, Orchestra, Erich Kleiber (conductor)
First Publication. 1922 or 1923 – Vienna: Composer
Librettist Georg Büchner (1813-1837)
Language German
Dedication Alma Mahler
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
Wozzeck (baritone)
Marie, his common-law wife (soprano)
Marie's Son (treble)
Captain (buffo tenor)
Doctor (buffo bass)
Drum Major (heldentenor)
Andres, Wozzeck's friend (lyric tenor)
Margret, Marie's Neighbor (contralto)
First Apprentice (deep bass)
Second Apprentice (high baritone)
Madman (high tenor)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

Soldiers, Apprentices, Women and Children

Orchestra

4 flutes (all also piccolos), 4 oboes (4th also English horn),
4 clarinets (3rd and 4th also E clarinet),
bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon.
4 horns, 4 trumpets 4 trombones (alto, 2 tenor, bass), tuba.
timpani (4 drums), bass drum, cymbals (a pair, suspended, one attached to bass drum),
bass drum (with switch), snare drum, 2 tam-tams (large and small), triangle,
xylophone, celesta, harp, strings

Onstage Instruments*

Marching Band (Act I, sc.3)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 E clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
bass drum with cymbals, snare drum, triangle.
Tavern band (Act II, sc.4)
clarinet in C, bombardon in F (or muted tuba), accordion, guitar, 2 fiddles (steel strings)
Upright out-of-tune piano (Act III, sc.3)
*In his instructions, Berg says the players in the marching band may be taken from the main orchestra, and even goes so far as to indicate exactly where the players can leave with a footnote near the end of Act I, sc.2. In addition to the instrumental groups which appear on stage, Berg also asks for a chamber orchestra in Act II, sc.3, which should if possible be composed of additional players and separated from the main pit orchestra. The chamber orchestra instrumentation explicitly matches that of Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No.1.
flute (also piccolo), oboe, English horn, E clarinet, clarinet,
bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns, strings
Primary Sources Proof full score, with composer corrections (ÖNB)
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