Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht: history, editions and analyses
Gustafson, Kirk, 1953-
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This dissertation completed in 1989 is a study containing information surrounding Arnold Schoenberg's original composition of Verklarte Nacht in 1899, his arrangement for string orchestra published in 1917, and his Revision published in 1943. This document is the culmination of the following research: biographical information; a comparative study of the editions listed above; manuscripts; and recordings. A survey of twenty-one different analyses is included along with a chapter regarding the ballet "Pillars of Fire," which was choreographed to the music of Verklarte Nacht.
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