The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923 (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Oct 23, 2000 - Music - 286 pages
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Between 1908 and 1923, Arnold Schoenberg began writing music that went against many of the accepted concepts and practices of this art. Largely following his intuition during these years, he composed some of the masterpieces of the modern repertoire--including Pierrot lunaire and Erwartung--works that have since provoked a large, though fragmented, body of critical and analytical writing. In this book, Bryan Simms combines a historical study with a close analytical reading of the music to give us a new and richer understanding of Schoenberg's seminal work during this period.
  

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Contents

Atonality and the Critical Imagination
3
Schoenbergs Evolution toward Atonality
7
Settings of the Poetry of Stefan George Opp 1014 and 15
29
Small Instrumental Works Opp 1116 and 19 and Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra
59
The Operas Erwartung and Die gliickliche Hand
89
New Uses of the Voice Herzgewachse Pierrot lunaire and Four Songs Op 22
113
On the Road from Earth to Heaven Symphony and Die Jakobsleiter
151
Composing with Tones Five Piano Pieces Op 23 and Serenade Op 24
179
Glossary
221
Notes
223
Bibliography
247
Index
259
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