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Work by Schoenberg, orch. 1900–3 and 1910–11 and given no Op. no., being setting for 5 soloists, speaker, 3 male chs., mixed ch., and orch. of a Ger. trans. from the Danish of poems by J. P. Jacobsen. (Gurra is castle where the 14th‐cent. heroine Tove lives.) Mus. is in Schoenberg's Wagnerian style but foreshadows his maturity. Requires huge orch. incl. 10 hn., 8 fl., 4 Wagner tubas, 6 timp., and iron chains. F.p. Vienna 1913, cond. F. Schreker; London (broadcast) 1928; Philadelphia 1932, cond. Stokowski. The Song of the Wood Dove (Lied der Waldtaube) was arr. by Schoenberg for v. and chamber orch. 1922.

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