Arnold Schoenberg Complete works

Vocal music
Instrumental music
Incidental music

Work for choir (36)

Song, lied (28)

Opera (4)

Work for soloist (25)

Work for chamber orchestra (19)

Work for orchestra (7)

Work for orchestra with soloist (4)

Film score (1)

Creative activity

Creative activity

based on dated works only

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Duration of the works

(average or estimed)

 Number of works

1890

61 years

1950

 

Number of works

 

Duration of the works (average or estimed)

Dated works

1950

age 76
Work for choir

Psalm CXXX (130), Op. 50b, “De profundis”


Work for choir

Modern psalm, Op. 50c

Moderner Psalm


1949

age 75
Work for chamber orchestra

Fantasy for violin and piano, Op. 47


Work for choir

You are the center of gravity of your own solar system

Gravitationszentrum eigenen Sonnensystems


Canon

Work for choir

Three times a thousand years, Op. 50a

Dreimal tausend Jahre


1948

age 74
Work for choir

Drei Volksliedsätze, Op. 49


1947

age 73
Work for choir

A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46


texts by Arnold Schoenberg

Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Premiere on 1948-11-04

1946

age 72
Work for chamber orchestra

String Trio, Op. 45


Work composed for string trio

1945

age 71
Work for choir

Prelude, Op. 44, “Genesis”


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Work for orchestra

Fanfare on motifs of Die Gurre-Lieder


Work composed for brass and percussions

Work for choir

I am almost sure, when your nurse will change your diapers for Artur Rodzinsky on the birth of his son Richard


Canon

Work for choir

Canon for Thomas Mann on his 70th birthday


1944

age 70

1943

age 69
Work for orchestra

Themes and Variations, Op. 43b


Work for orchestra

Themes and Variations, Op. 43a


Work composed for band

1942

age 68
Work for orchestra with soloist

Piano Concerto, Op. 42


Work composed for piano and orchestra

Premiere on 1944-02-06

Song, lied

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41

Ode an Napoleon


1941

age 67
Work for soloist

Variations, Op. 40


Work composed for organ

Work for soloist

Organ Sonata


Work composed for organ

1940

age 66

1939

age 65
Work for chamber orchestra

Chamber Symphony No. 2 in E-flat minor, Op. 38


Work composed for chamber orchestra

Premiere on 1940-12-15

Work for choir

Mr. Saunders I owe you thanks


Canon

1938

age 64
Work for choir

Kol Nidre (g-Moll), Op. 39


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Work for choir

Double Canon


1937

age 63

1936

age 62
Work for orchestra with soloist

Violin Concerto, Op. 36


Work composed for violin and orchestra

Work for chamber orchestra

String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37


dedicated to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

Work composed for string quartet

Premiere on 1937-01-09

1935

age 61
Work for choir

One might think about Schoenberg any way one wants to

Man mag über Schönberg denken, wie man will


Canon

1934

age 60
Work for soloist

Moderato


Work composed for piano

Work for orchestra

Suite for orchestra in G major


Work for choir

He who wants to run with the world

Wer mit der Welt laufen will


Canon

Work for choir

It is too dumb

Es ist zu dumm


Canon

1933

age 59
Work for orchestra with soloist

Concerto for string quartet and orchestra


Work in B-flat

Song, lied

3 Lieder, Opp. 48


Work for soloist

Piece


Work composed for piano

Work for orchestra with soloist

Cello Concerto “after Monn’s Concerto in D major for harpsichord”


Work composed for cello and orchestra

Work for choir

Perpetual canon, A minor


Work for choir

Mirror canon, A minor


Work for choir

I, too, was not better off

Mir auch ist es so ergangen


Canon

Work for choir

No man can escape

Jedem geht es so


Canon

1932

age 58
Opera

Moses and Aaron

Moses und Aron


Premiere on 1954-03-12

1931

age 57
Work for soloist

Andante


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

Very fast, Slowly

Sehr rasch, Adagio


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

Quarter note


Work composed for piano

Work for choir

Mirror canon with two free middle voices, A major


Work for soloist

2 Pieces for piano, Opp. 33


1930

age 56
Film score

Accompanying music to a film scene, Op. 34

Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene


Work for choir

6 Pieces for male chorus, Opp. 35


1929

age 55
Work for choir

3 Folksong movements

3 Volksliedsätze


Song, lied

4 German Folksongs


Opera

From Today to Tomorrow, Op. 32

Von Heute auf Morgen


texts by Gertrud Schoenberg

Premiere on 1930-02-01

1928

age 54
Work for orchestra

Variations for orchestra, Op. 31


Premiere on 1928-12-02

Work for choir

Arnold Schoenberg congratulates the Concert Gebouw affectionately

Arnold Schönberg beglückwünschst herzlichst Concert Gebouw


Canon

1927

age 53
Work for chamber orchestra

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30


dedicated to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

Work composed for string quartet

Premiere on 1927-09-19

Work for chamber orchestra

Sonata for violin and piano


1926

age 52
Work for choir

Canon


Work for choir

From my stones

Von meinen Steinen


Canon

Work for choir

3 Satires, Opp. 28

Drei Satiren für gemischten Chor


1925

age 51
Work for chamber orchestra

Suite for 3 clarinets, Op. 29


Work for soloist

Slow half-notes

Langsame Halbe


Work composed for piano

Work for choir

4 Pieces, Opp. 27


Lied, composed for chorus and orchestra

1924

age 50
Work for chamber orchestra

Wind Quintet, Op. 26


Work composed for wind quintet

1923

age 49
Work for soloist

Suite for piano, Op. 25


Premiere on 1924-02-25

Work for choir

Lied, Op. 24


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1922

age 48
Work for choir

Jacob’s ladder

Die Jakobsleiter


texts by Arnold Schoenberg

Oratorio, in

1921

age 47
Work for chamber orchestra

Christmas music

Weihnachtsmusik


1920

age 46
Work for soloist

Piece


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

Slowly

Langsam


Work composed for piano

1919

age 45

1918

age 44
Work for soloist

Measured, but very expressive

Mäßig, aber sehr ausdrucksvoll


Work composed for piano

1917

age 43

1916

age 42
Work for choir

4 Songs, Opp. 22


texts by Ernest Dowson

Work in , composed for chorus and orchestra

Premiere on 1932-02-21

Work for chamber orchestra

The iron brigade

Die eiserne Brigade


Quintet, composed for piano quintet

1915

age 41

1914

age 40

1913

age 39
Opera

The Lucky Hand, Op. 18

Die glückliche Hand


texts by Arnold Schoenberg

Work in

Premiere on 1924-10-10

1912

age 38
Song, lied

Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21


texts by Otto Erich Hartleben

Work in , composed for soprano and soloist

1911

age 37
Work for choir

Songs of Gurre

Gurre-Lieder


texts by Jens Peter Jacobsen

Lied, composed for chorus and orchestra

Premiere on 1913-02-23

Song, lied

Foliage of the heart, Op. 20

Herzgewächse


texts by Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski

Work in

Premiere on 1928-04-17

Work for soloist

6 Pieces


Work composed for piano

1910

age 36
Work for soloist

Piece


Work composed for piano

1909

age 35
Opera

Erwartung, Op. 17


texts by Marie Pappenheim

Work in

Premiere on 1924-06-06

Work for orchestra

5 Pieces for orchestra, Opp. 16


Work in

Premiere on 1912-09-03

Song, lied

15 Poems from The book of the hanging gardens, Opp. 15

Das Buch der hängenden Gärten


texts by Stefan George

Lied, in

Premiere on 1910-01-14

Work for soloist

Piece


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

Piece


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

2 Pieces


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

3 Pieces for piano, Opp. 11


Song, lied

At the seashore

Am Strande


1908

age 34
Song, lied

2 Lieder, Opp. 14


1907

age 33
Work for chamber orchestra

String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 10


Work composed for string quartet and soprano

Premiere on 1908-12-21

Work for choir

Peace on earth, Op. 13

Friede auf Erden


1906

age 32
Work for chamber orchestra

Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9


Work composed for chamber orchestra

Premiere on 1907-02-08

Work for soloist

Calmly, very gentle

Wenig bewegt, sehr zart


Work composed for piano

Song, lied

2 Ballad, Opp. 12


1905

age 31
Work for choir

6 Lieder with orchestra, Opp. 8


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Song, lied

8 Lieder for soprano, Opp. 6


Work for chamber orchestra

A rendez-vous

Ein Stelldichein


Quintet, composed for quintet

Work for choir

When the sore oppressed complains

Wenn der schwer Gedrückte klagt


Canon

Work for choir

Oh, the senses are too numerous!

O daß der Sinnen doch so viele sind!


Canon

1904

age 30
Work for chamber orchestra

String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7


Work composed for string quartet

Premiere on 1907-02-05

1903

age 29
Work for orchestra

Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5


Symphonic poem, composed for chorus and orchestra

Premiere on 1905-01-26

Song, lied

6 Lieder, Opp. 3


Song, lied

Remembrance: His picture is still there

Gedenken: Es steht sein Bild noch immer da


Song, lied

To submit to your sweet glance

Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen


1902

age 28

1901

age 27
Work for soloist

Piece, “Slowly”


Work composed for piano

Song, lied

8 Cabaret songs


1900

age 26
Song, lied

Maiden’s song: A pair of beggars sang at the giving gate

Mädchenlied: Sang ein Bettlerpärlein am Schenkentor


Lied

Work for soloist

Lightly with some restlessness

Leicht, mit einiger Unruhe


Work composed for piano

Song, lied

Hail from afar: Darkened over the sea

Gruss in die Ferne: Dunkelnd über den See


1899

age 25
Song, lied

4 Lieder, Opp. 2


Work for chamber orchestra

Transfigured night, Op. 4

Verklärte Nacht


dedicated to Mathilde Zemlinsky

Premiere on 1902-03-18

Song, lied

Men’s worries: You should not...

Mannesbangen: Du musst nicht meinen


Song, lied

The two - She carried the goblet in her hand

Die Beiden - Sie trug den Becher in der Hand


1898

age 24
Song, lied

2 Songs for baritone and piano, Opp. 1


1897

age 23
Work for chamber orchestra

String Quartet in D major


Work composed for string quartet

Work for chamber orchestra

Scherzo, in F major, and Trio in A minor for String Quartet


Work composed for string quartet

Song, lied

But no!: Girl, stop knitting

Nicht doch!: Mädel, lass das Stricke


Song, lied

Maiden’s spring: April wind, all abud

Mädchenfrühling: Aprilwind, alle Knospen


Song, lied

Eclogue: Fragrant is the earth

Ecloge: Duftreich ist die Erde


1896

age 22
Song, lied

12 First songs

12 erste Lieder


Lied

Song, lied

Forest night, so wondrous cool

Waldesnacht, du wunderkühle


Work for chamber orchestra

6 Pieces for piano 4 hands


1895

age 21

1894

age 20
Work for soloist

3 Pieces


Work in , composed for piano

Premiere on 1910-01-14

Work for soloist

Scherzo


Work composed for piano

Work for chamber orchestra

Presto for string quartet in C major


Song, lied

Why have you awakened

Warum bist du aufgewacht


1893

age 19
Song, lied

In vivid dreams so oft you appeared to me

In hellen Träumen hab’ ich dich oft geschaut


Song, lied

A bulrush song: Yonder is the sun departing

Ein Schilflied: Drüben geht die Sonne scheiden


1892

age 18

1891

age 17

1890

age 16
Work for choir

Oh, you little one

Ei, du Lütte


Not-dated works

Work for soloist

5 Pieces, Opp. 23


Work composed for piano

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