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Schönberg A Survivor from Warsaw
Arnold Schönberg

Title: A Survivor from Warsaw opus 46
          for Narrator, Men's Chorus and Orchestra
Date of origin: 1947
First performance: nov. 4, 1948 in New Mexico, (USA), 
                 Albuquerque Orchestra under Kurt Frederick.
Instrumentation: 2 piccolo flutes, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
                4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba;
                percussion, big trumpet, military trumpet, tamburine, triangle, cymbals, tomtom,
                castanets, xylophone, chimes, jingles
                1st and 2nd violins, viola, violoncello, double bass,
                harp.
Duration of performance: 7 minutes 15 seconds
Dedicatee: To the memory of Mrs Natalie Koussevitzky.



 
History of origin
Historical background
A Survivor from Warsaw (original text)
A Survivor from Warsaw (translation)
Reflections on the work "A Survivor from Warsaw"
Mode of performance
Schönberg's circumstances in 1947
Subdivisions of the work
The twelve-note row
Composing in the twelve-note system
A Survivor from Warsaw (music examples)

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