Lot 744: Austrian-born composer (1874–1951) whose development of the twelve-tone system proved to be one of the most far-reaching innovations in the history of 20th-century music. DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, August 11, 1941. An American Composers Alliance/ASCAP questionnaire filled out in another hand with detailed information on Schonberg's composition 'Six Orchestral Songs,' listing the German titles of the songs: "1. Natur, 2. Das Wappenschild, 3. Sehnsucht, 4. Nie ward ich, Herrin mud, 5. Voll jener Susse, 6. Wenn Voglein klage." The document goes on to provide information on the instrumentation necessary for performance, the publishing firm used, and past concert dates. Signed at the conclusion in fountain pen by Schonberg. In fine condition, with expected document wear and tape remnants to two corners.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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