Die glückliche Hand (Op.18), (The Fortunate Hand), is a Drama mit Musik ("drama with music") by Arnold Schoenberg. It was composed between 1910 and 1913 and is seen as a companion piece to Erwartung, which was written in 1909. Unlike Erwartung, Schoenberg wrote the libretto for Die glückliche Hand himself. The first performance took place in Vienna on 24 October 1924. The underlying message of the piece is the idea that man continues to repeatedly make the same mistakes and the plot is developed from events in Schoenbergs personal life.