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Object #83 / Arnold Schönberg: Variations for Orchestra, op. 31

First written copy
August 21, 1928

Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

“Doubtless orchestral variations approximate to symphonic construction. […] Variations are like an album with views of some place or landscape, showing you particular aspects of it. A symphony, on the other hand, is like a panorama in which one certainly views the pictures separately; but in reality they are closely linked and merge into each other.” (Arnold Schönberg, Radio lecture on the Variations for Orchestra, op. 31, 1931)

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