Full title A Rendezvous for high voice and string sextet / Ein Stelldichein für hohe Stimme und Streichsextett
Date composed 1904
Details Composition completed on 24 May 1904; Weigl also arranged the work for voice and piano.
Text by Richard Dehmel, from Weib und Welt; English translation by Vally Weigl.
Weigl and Arnold Schoenberg were in fairly frequent contact during the years 1904–1905, and there may be a connection between Weigl's setting of this Dehmel text in the spring of 1904 and a programmatic piano quintet (oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano) on the same text that Schoenberg began composing in the fall of 1905. But Schoenberg seems to have lost interest and left his work a fragment.
Vocal range (for soprano or tenor): b–bb''.
Performance duration: ca. 10 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-142, holograph score (18 pages), with composer's note at end of score: 24. V. 1904 / K.W. The title page also includes, in a different hand, the alternative titles Gesang mit Streichsextett and Streichsextett mit Gesang; the motto: Ver sacrum; and a notation (in ballpoint ink): Ein Stelldichein / Wien / September 1909 / [. . .] Eingelangt 16. Dez. 1909 (a record of receipt from either a publisher or a professional copyist). See also NYPL JPB 78-17, holograph piano reduction (10 [+2] pages), with Weigl's Rudolfsplatz address stamp on page 1 (he did not move to Rudolfsplatz until after his marriage to Vally Weigl in 1921) and a note: Karl Weigl / 1916; this item also includes a coypist's manuscript of the violin 1 part and the vocal line and text. See further NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 55, Composers Facsimile Edition (22 pages), reproduction of a holograph score titled Ein Stelldichein: für eine hohe Frauenstimme mit Begleitung von 2 Violinen, 2 Bratschen, u. 2 Violoncelli; and NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 56, reproduction of holograph piano-vocal score (12 pages). The location of the original holograph piano-vocal score is unknown, but for another reproduction of the holograph piano-vocal score see YU-KWP, box 10/folder 356.
Publication details Not published in composer's lifetime. Today publisher of record is ACA.
Availabiity Score and parts available from ACA; photocopy of the holograph score of the version for voice and piano available from KWF.

A Rendezvous for high voice and string sextet / Ein Stelldichein
Sophie Klussman and Soloists of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
9 August 1922 Salzburg, Salzburger Musikfest: Erika Wagner-Stiedry and Amar Quartet (Licco Amar, Walter Caspar, Paul Hindemith, Rudolf Hindemith) et al.
5 December 1968 New York, Liederkranz Foundation Second Musicale: Rosalind Rees, soprano; string sextet (Stanley Hoffman, Carol Weiss, Jay Spaulding, Alexander Knapp, Richard Osius, Len Belok).
24 January 1970 New York, Town Hall, Fifth Annual Vocal Chamber Music Concert: Rosalind Rees and string sextet (Stanley Hoffman, unidentified, James Blethroad, Margaret Gumere, Lennart Belok, and Robert von Gutefeld). Also on program: works by Buxtehude; A. Roussel; Vaughan-Williams; J.S. Bach.
1 October 2011 Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands, Ontmoetingscentrum, Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Schiermonnikoog: De muze en de poëet: Renate Arends, soprano; Philippe Graffin and Piotr Tarcholik, violin; Lilli Maijala and Roger Chase, viola; and Jeroen Reuling and René Berman, cello. Also on the program: Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht; and, with other artists, Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major op. 70, no. 1.
11 November 2012 Amsterdam, Concertgebouw Recital Hall: Valérie Guillorit, soprano, with the Jonge Sequenza Trio (Gouder de Beauregard, Judith Wijzenbeek, and Joris van den Berg) and Philippe Graffin, Asdis Valdimarsdottir, and Gary Hoffman. Also on the program: Beethoven, String Trio op. 9, no. 3; Ravel, Sonata for violin and cello; and Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht op. 4.
16 September 2014 Saint-Nazaire, France, Galerie des Franciscains: Ein Stelldichein performed at the Consonances Festival Saint-Nazire by Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano, and Philippe Graffin, the Trio Broz, Natalia Tchitch, viola, and Amy Norrington, cello.