List of compositions by Arnold Schoenberg

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Arnold Schoenberg, 1927, by Man Ray

The following is a list of all the compositions by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg.

Compositions with opus numbers[edit]

Works by genre[edit]

Operas[edit]

Orchestral[edit]

Concertante[edit]

Vocal/choral orchestral[edit]

  • 6 Lieder [6 Songs] with orchestra, Op. 8 (1903/05)
  • Gurre-Lieder [Songs of Gurre] (1901/11)
  • 4 Lieder [4 Songs] for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 22 (1913/16)
  • Kol nidre for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 39 (1938)
  • Prelude to Genesis Suite for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 44 (1945)
  • A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 (1947)

Band[edit]

  • Theme and Variations, Op. 43a (1943)

Chamber[edit]

  • Serenade in D major (first movement; a scherzo, slow movement, and finale partially completed. 1896)
  • String Quartet
  • untitled work in D minor for violin and piano (unknown year)
  • Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured night] (string sextet), Op. 4 (1899)
  • Ein Stelldichein [A rendezvous] for Mixed Quintet (1905), fragment
  • Die eiserne Brigade [The iron brigade] for Piano Quintet (1916)
  • Serenade, for seven players, Op. 24 (1920/23)
  • Weihnachtsmusik [Christmas music] for two violins, cello, harmonium, and piano (1921)
  • Wind Quintet, Op. 26 (1924) 1. Schwungvoll, 2. Anmutig und heiter: Scherzando, 3. Etwas langsam, 4. Rondo
  • Suite for three clarinets (E-flat, B-flat, and bass), violin, viola, violoncello and piano, Op. 29 (1925) (with ossia flute and bassoon parts substituting for E-flat and bass clarinet)
  • Sonata for violin and piano (1927) (a 43-bar fragment)
  • Fanfare on motifs of Die Gurre-Lieder (11 brass instruments and percussion) (1945)
  • String Trio, Op. 45 (1946)
  • Phantasy for violin and piano, Op. 47 (1949)

Keyboard[edit]

  • Drei Klavierstücke [3 Pieces] (1894)
  • 6 Stücke [6 Pieces] for 4 hands (1896)
  • Scherzo (Gesamtausgabe fragment 1) (ca. 1894)
  • Leicht, mit einiger Unruhe [Lightly with some restlessness], C-sharp minor (Gesamtausgabe fragment 2) (ca. 1900)
  • Langsam [Slowly], A-flat major (Gesamtausgabe fragment 3) (1900/01)
  • Wenig bewegt, sehr zart [Calmly, very gentle], B-flat major (Gesamtausgabe fragment 4) (1905/06)
  • 2 Stücke [2 Pieces] (Gesamtausgabe fragments 5a & 5b) (1909)
  • Drei Klavierstücke, Op. 11 (1909)
  • Stück [Piece] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 6) (1909)
  • Stück [Piece] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 7) (1909)
  • Stück [Piece] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 8) (ca. 1910)
  • Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19 (1911)
  • Mäßig, aber sehr ausdrucksvoll [Measured, but very expressive] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 9) (March 1918)
  • Langsam [Slowly] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 10) (Summer 1920)
  • Stück [Piece] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 11) (Summer 1920)
  • Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 23 (1923)
  • Langsame Halbe [Slow half-notes], B (Gesamtausgabe fragment 12) (1925)
  • Suite, Op. 25 (1925)
  • Klavierstück, Op. 33a (1929)
  • Klavierstück, Op. 33b (1931)
  • Quarter note = mm. 80 (Gesamtausgabe fragment 13) (February 1931)
  • Sehr rasch; Adagio [Very fast; Slowly] (Gesamtausgabe fragment 14) (July 1931)
  • Andante (Gesamtausgabe fragment 15) (10 October 1931)
  • Piece (Gesamtausgabe fragment 16) (after October 1933)
  • Moderato (Gesamtausgabe fragment 17) (April 1934?)
  • Organ Sonata (fragments) (1941)

Choral[edit]

  • Ei, du Lütte [Oh, you little one] (late 1890s)
  • Friede auf Erden [Peace on Earth], Op. 13 (1907)
  • Die Jakobsleiter [Jacob's Ladder] (1917/22, unfinished)
  • 3 Satiren [3 Satires], Op. 28 (1925/26)
  • 3 Volksliedsätze [3 Folksong movements] (1929)
  • 6 Stücke [6 Pieces] for Male Chorus, Op. 35 (1930)
  • 3 Folksongs, Op. 49 (1948)
  • Dreimal tausend Jahre [Three times a thousand years], Op. 50a (1949)
  • Psalm 130 "De profundis", Op. 50b (1950)
  • Modern psalm, Op. 50c (1950, unfinished)

Songs[edit]

  • Gedenken (Es steht sein Bild noch immer da) [Remembrance (His picture is still there)] (1893/1903?)
  • In hellen Träumen hab' ich dich oft geschaut [In vivid dreams so oft you appeared to me] (1893)
  • 12 erste Lieder [12 First songs] (1893/96)
  • Ein Schilflied (Drüben geht die Sonne scheiden) [A bulrush song (Yonder is the sun departing)] (1893)
  • Warum bist du aufgewacht [Why have you awakened] (1893/94)
  • Waldesnacht, du wunderkühle [Forest night, so wondrous cool] (1894/96)
  • Ecloge (Duftreich ist die Erde) [Eclogue (Fragrant is the earth)] (1896/97)
  • Mädchenfrühling (Aprilwind, alle Knospen) [Maiden's spring (April wind, all abud)] (1897)
  • Mädchenlied (Sang ein Bettlerpärlein am Schenkentor) [Maiden's song (A pair of beggars sang at the pub's door)] (1897/1900)
  • Mailied (Zwischen Weizen und Korn) [May song (Between wheat and grain)]
  • Nicht doch! (Mädel, lass das Stricken) [But no! (Girl, stop knitting)] (1897)
  • 2 Gesänge [2 Songs] for baritone, Op. 1 (1898)
  • 4 Lieder [4 Songs], Op. 2 (1899)
  • 6 Lieder [6 Songs], Op. 3 (1899/1903)
  • Die Beiden (Sie trug den Becher in der Hand) [The two (She carried the goblet in her hand)] (1899)
  • Mannesbangen (Du musst nicht meinen) [Men's worries (You should not think)] (1899)
  • Gruss in die Ferne (Dunkelnd über den See) [Hail from afar (Darkened over the sea)] (August 1900)
  • 8 Brettllieder [8 Cabaret songs] (1901)
  • Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen [To submit to your sweet glance] (1903)
  • 8 Lieder [8 Songs] for soprano, Op. 6 (1903/05)
  • 2 Balladen [2 Ballads], Op. 12 (1906)
  • 2 Lieder [2 Songs], Op. 14 (1907/08)
  • 15 Gedichte aus Das Buch der hängenden Gärten [15 Poems from The book of the Hanging Gardens] by Stefan George, Op. 15 (1908/09)
  • Am Strande [At the seashore] (1909)
  • Herzgewächse [Foliage of the heart] for High Soprano (with harp, celesta & harmonium) Op. 20 (1911)
  • Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21 (1912) (reciter with 5 instruments)
  • Petrarch-Sonnet from Serenade, Op. 24 (1920/23) (bass with 7 instruments)
  • 4 Deutsche Volkslieder [4 German folksongs] (1929)
  • Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte for Voice, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 41 (1942). Based on Lord Byron's poem of the same name.
  • 3 Songs, Op. 48 (1933)

Canons[edit]

  • O daß der Sinnen doch so viele sind! [Oh, the senses are too numerous!] (Bärenreiter I) (April? 1905) (4 voices)
  • Wenn der schwer Gedrückte klagt [When the sore oppressed complains] (Bärenreiter II) (April? 1905) (4 voices)
  • Wer mit der Welt laufen will [He who wants to run with the world] (for David Bach) (Bärenreiter XXI) (March 1926; July 1934) (3 voices)
  • Canon (Bärenreiter IV) (April 1926) (4 voices)
  • Von meinen Steinen [From my stones] (for Erwin Stein) (Bärenreiter V) (December 1926) (4 voices)
  • Arnold Schönberg beglückwünschst herzlichst Concert Gebouw [Arnold Schoenberg congratulates the Concert Gebouw affectionately] (Bärenreiter VI) (March 1928) (5 voices)
  • Mirror canon with two free middle voices, A major (Bärenreiter VIII) (April 1931) (4 voices)
  • Jedem geht es so [No man can escape] (for Carl Engel) (Bärenreiter XIII) (April 1933; text 1943) (3 voices)
  • Mir auch ist es so ergangen [I, too, was not better off] (for Carl Engel) (Bärenreiter XIV) (April 1933; text 1943) (3 voices)
  • Perpetual canon, A minor (Bärenreiter XV) (1933) (4 voices)
  • Mirror canon, A minor (Bärenreiter XVI) (1933) (4 voices)
  • Es ist zu dumm [It is too dumb] (for Rudolph Ganz) (Bärenreiter XXII) (September 1934) (4 voices)
  • Man mag über Schönberg denken, wie man will [One might think about Schoenberg any way one wants to] (for Charlotte Dieterle) (Bärenreiter XXIII) (1935) (4 voices)
  • Double canon (Bärenreiter XXV) (1938) (4 voices)
  • Mr. Saunders I owe you thanks (for Richard Drake Saunders) (Bärenreiter XXVI) (December 1939) (4 voices)
  • I am almost sure, when your nurse will change your diapers (for Artur Rodzinsky on the birth of his son Richard) (Bärenreiter XXVIII) (March 1945) (4 voices)
  • Canon for Thomas Mann on his 70th birthday (Bärenreiter XXIX) (June 1945) (2 violins, viola, violoncello)
  • Gravitationszentrum eigenen Sonnensystems [You are the center of gravity of your own solar system] (Bärenreiter XXX) (August 1949) (4 voices)

Transcriptions and arrangements[edit]

  • Bach: Chorale prelude Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele [Deck thyself, oh dear soul], BWV 654 (arr. 1922: orchestra)
  • Bach: Chorale prelude Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, heiliger Geist [Come, God, Creator, Holy ghost], BWV 631 (arr. 1922: orchestra)
  • Bach: Prelude and fugue in E-flat major "St Anne", BWV 552 (arr. 1928: orchestra)
  • Brahms: Piano quartet in G minor, Op. 25 (arr. 1937: orchestra)
  • Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (arr. 1920: flute, clarinet, string quintet, piano, harmonium)
  • Denza: Funiculì, Funiculà (arr. 1921: voice, clarinet, mandolin, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello)
  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde [The Song of the Earth] (arr. Arnold Schoenberg & Anton Webern, 1921; completed by Rainer Riehn, 1983: soprano, flute & piccolo, oboe & English horn, clarinet, bassoon & contrabassoon, horn, harmonium, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass)
  • Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen [Songs of a Wayfarer] (arr. 1920: voice, flute, clarinet, harmonium, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, percussion)
  • Monn: Concerto for cello in G minor, transcribed and adapted from Monn's Concerto for harpsichord (1932/33)
  • Max Reger: Eine romantische Suite [A Romantic Suite], Op. 125 (arr. Arnold Schoenberg & Rudolf Kolisch, 1919/1920: flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, harmonium for 4 hands, piano for 4 hands)
  • Schubert: Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern Incidental music, D. 797 (arr. 1903?: piano for 4 hands)
  • Schubert: Ständchen [Serenade], D. 889 (arr. 1921: voice, clarinet, bassoon, mandolin, guitar, 2 violins, viola, violoncello)
  • Sioly: Weil i a alter Drahrer bin [For I'm a real old gadabout] (arr. 1921: clarinet, mandolin, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello)
  • Johann Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz], Op. 437 (arr. 1925: flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, piano)
  • Johann Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden [Roses from the South], Op. 388 (arr. 1921: harmonium, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello)
  • Johann Strauss II: Lagunenwalzer [Lagoon Waltz], Op. 411 (arr. 1921: harmonium, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello)

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