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Arnold Schoenberg's holograph manuscript for "Verklarte Nacht", 1899

Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) is a string sextet in one movement composed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1899. Composed in just three weeks, it is considered his earliest important work. It was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name, combined with the influence of Schoenberg's strong feelings upon meeting Mathilde von Zemlinsky (the sister of his teacher Alexander von Zemlinsky), whom he would later marry.The movement can be divided into five distinct sections which refer to the five stanzas of Dehmel's poem; however, there are no unified criteria regarding movement separation

Ideas for the stage setting

Digital sketches for the stage

Installation process