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Gurrelieder (Songs of Gurre). Work by Schoenberg, comp. 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.