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1. Opera in 3 acts of 5 scenes each by Berg, Op.7, to lib. by Berg based on play Wozzeck by Georg Büchner (1836). Comp. 1914–22. Prod. Berlin 1925 (cond. Kleiber), Philadelphia and NY 1931, London (concert) 1934 (cond. Boult), stage CG 1952 (cond. Kleiber). Play is often named as ‘Woyzeck’ since contemporary (1830s) newspaper account of the original incident came to light giving this spelling ( Büchner's MS was presumed to read ‘Wozzeck’). Important feature of the opera is that each scene is in a strict mus. form e.g. Act I Sc. 1–5, suite, rhapsody and hunting song, march and lullaby, passacaglia (21 variations on a note-row), rondo; Act II Sc. 6–10, sym. in 5 movts.: sonata-allegro, fantasia and fugue on 3 themes, largo, scherzo, rondo; Act III Sc. 11–15, theme and variations, pedal-point, a rhythm, 6-note chord, key (D minor), equal movement in 8ths quasi toccata (this act being 6 ‘inventions’)
2. Opera by Gurlitt (1920–5).