|The pentatonic row |
used in Pierrot et l'Ane
For the first time, you can now listen to those original cylinder recordings of Schoenberg's Pierrot l'Ane online! Though the instrumental ensemble is unknown, the singer is Albertine Zehme, who premiered the finished piece at the Choralion-Saal. Schoenberg officially disowned the recordings once the piece was developed into Pierrot Lunaire (Op. 12), but these historically important documents offer a glimpse of the composer's then-nascent iconoclastic musical revolution.