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Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder. Vocal score. Reissue, Vienna/Leipzig, [c.1920].

Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder. Vocal score. Reissue, Vienna/Leipzig, [c.1920].

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Two choral masterpieces: Gurrelieder and The Bells, first performed in 1913.

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Gurre-Lieder

Text by Robert Franz Arnold after the Danish of Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847-1885).
Composed 1900-1901; orchestrated 1901-1903, 1910-1911.
First performance: Grosses Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, 23 February 1913, conducted by Franz Schreker.

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Gurre-Lieder. No.11 of the limited edition Full Score, signed by the composer.  Vienna/Leipzig, 1920.

Arnold Schönberg: Gurrelieder. Führer von Alban Berg. Kleine Ausgabe. Leipzig/Vienna, 1914.

First edition of the vocal score formerly owned by Sir Thomas Beecham. Vienna/Leipzig, 1912.


Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Kolokola (The Bells), Op.35

Text by Konstantin Bal'mont after the English of Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849).
Composed 1913.
First performance: St Petersburg (Siloti Concert), 13 December 1913, conducted by the composer.

Kolokola...Glocken...The Bells. Full score. Moscow-Leipzig, 1920. Kolokola. Les Cloches. Die Glocken. The Bells. Study score. Moscow, [1920].

Rachmaninov.  Autograph signature under a laid-down cutting.