A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life by Joseph Auner

By Joseph Auner

Arnold Schoenberg's shut involvement with a number of the important advancements of 20th-century song, most significantly the holiday with tonality and the construction of 12-tone composition, generated controversy from the time of his earliest works to the twenty first century. This choice of Schoenberg's essays, letters, literary writings, musical sketches, work, and drawings deals clean insights into the composer's existence, paintings, and inspiration. The files, many formerly unpublished or untranslated, exhibit the relationships among quite a few features of Schoenberg's actions in composition, track thought, feedback, portray, functionality, and educating. additionally they convey the importance of occasions in his own and kin lifestyles, his evolving Jewish id, his political issues, and his shut interactions with such figures as Gustav and Alma Mahler, Alban Berg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Thomas Mann. huge statement by way of Joseph Auner areas the files and fabrics in context and strains vital subject matters all through Schoenberg's profession from turn-of-century Vienna to Weimar Berlin to Fifties Los Angeles.

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