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||Gegen den Krieg
||Thema und Variationen
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||Theme and 24 variations
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1936? (see below)
||Most likely public domain in the USA, despite publication date.|
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||Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||SATB choir a cappella
The official Breitkopf & Härtel page for the work gives the opus number as Op.55, though other sources give it as Op.51.
The piece was written for a contest sponsored by a private chorus in Switzerland in 1936; the jury consisted of Arthur Honegger and Ernst Krenek, among others.