Arnold Schoenberg's close involvement with many of the principal developments of 20th-century music, most importantly the break with tonality and the creation of 12-tone composition, generated controversy from the time of his earliest works to the 21st century. This collection of Schoenberg's essays, letters, literary writings, musical sketches, paintings, and drawings offers fresh insights into the composer's life, work, and thought. The documents, many previously unpublished or untranslated, reveal the relationships between various aspects of Schoenberg's activities in composition, music theory, criticism, painting, performance, and teaching. They also show the significance of events in his personal and family life, his evolving Jewish identity, his political concerns, and his close interactions with such figures as Gustav and Alma Mahler, Alban Berg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Thomas Mann. Extensive commentary by Joseph Auner places the documents and materials in context and traces important themes throughout Schoenberg's career from turn-of-century Vienna to Weimar Berlin to 1950s Los Angeles.
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"Not since O. E. Deutsch's work on Handel and Schubert has a major composer been treated to a documentary biography as impressive as this one. Auner's Schoenberg Reader is a splendid and essential volume of first-rate scholarship."-Walter Frisch, author of The Early Works of Arnold SchoenbergAbout the Author:
Joseph Auner is professor of music at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.
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Descripción Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110300095406
Descripción Yale University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0300095406 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.3044682
Descripción Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0300095406