Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

A Survivor from Warsaw op. 46 (1947)

for narrator, male choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : jul 1947 - aug 1947
    • Duration : 7 mn
    • Publisher : Universal Edition, nº PH 478 ; Bomart : 12529 ; Belmont : Bel 1046
    • Opus : 46
    • Dedication : "Dedicated to the Kussevitzky [sic] Music Foundation who commissioned it" (première partie) ; "For the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, dedicated to the memory of Natalie Koussevitzky" (3e partie)
Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 narrator
  • men's choir
  • 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, 1 harp, 10 violins, 10 second violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 4 November 1948
    Location :

    USA, Albuquerque, New Mexico


    Performers :

    Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra, direction : Kurt Frederick, Sherman Smith : narrateur.