Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds "Pierrot lunaire" ("Three times Seven Poems from Albert Giraud's 'Pierrot lunaire'"), commonly known simply as Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 ("Moonstruck
Pierrot" or "Pierrot in the Moonlight"), is a
Arnold Schoenberg. It is a setting of 21 selected poems from
Otto Erich Hartleben's
German translation of the Belgian poet
French poems of the same name. The première of the work, which is between 35 and 40 minutes in length, was at the Berlin Choralion-Saal on October 16, 1912, with Albertine Zehme as the vocalist.
The narrator (voice-type unspecified in the score, but traditionally performed by a
soprano) delivers the poems in the
Sprechstimme style. Schoenberg had previously used a combination of spoken text with instrumental accompaniment, called "melodrama", in the summer-wind narrative of the
 which was a fashionable musical style popular at the end of the nineteenth century.
 The melodrama is in
atonal form, yet does not use Schoenberg's
The composition is among Schoenberg's most celebrated and frequently performed works. The instrumentation of the piece,
piano (with standard doublings and in this case with the addition of a vocalist), has subsequently been named after Schoenberg's composition and is now referred to as a