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[Op. 21]. Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds Pierrot Lunaire (deutsch von Erich Otto Hartleben) Für eine Sprechstimme Klavier, Flöte (auch Piccolo), Klarinette (auch Baß=Klarinette), Geige (auch Bratsche) und Violoncell (Melodramen)... Op. 21 Partitur
Wien... Leipzig: Universal=Edition [PN U.E. 5334 5336]. [July 30, 1914]. Folio. In original publisher's heavy textured paper wrappers with titling and text printed in gold. 1f., 1f. (title), [i] ("Vorwort" by Schoenberg), [i] (contents), [ii] (text of the 21 poems), 5-78, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. Without printed price. With printed note to lower left corner of first page of music: "Copyright 1914 by Universal-Edition" and printed note to lower right corner of first page of music: "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig." Signed by Schoenberg and with printed number 14 to verso of first blank leaf. Wrappers slightly worn, soiled, and bumped, dampstained at inner edges and spine; spine slightly frayed. Uncut. A very good copy overall. . First Edition, first deluxe issue, limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, this no. 14, printed on fine handmade paper carrying a crown watermark. Rare. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 38-40. Ringer p. 314. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 13-16. The first issue of the edition, shipped on July 30, 1914, was split: 50 copies were printed on high-quality laid paper; the remaining 200 copies were printed on regular paper. The copies on laid paper carry the printed note "Numerierte Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten" to title. Hitherto unrecorded is the fact that all copies of this issue bear the note "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" to the lower right corner of the first page of music. The note "Weag" [Waldheim-Eberle A.G.] to p. 78, mentioned in the Schoenberg Complete Edition (Abteilung VI, Reihe B, Band 24, 1, critical report by Reinhold Brinkmann), is found only in the second issue of 1923. Albertine Zehme (1857-1946), an actress born in Vienna and later active in Berlin, is now exclusively remembered as the person who commissioned and first performed Pierrot Lunaire. "Read the preface, looked at the poems. I am enthusiastic. A brilliant idea, entirely in my spirit. I would do it even without a fee." Schoenberg in his diary. The poems are by the Belgian writer Albert Giraud (1860-1929) in a German translation by Erich Otto Hartleben (1864-1905).
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