Style and Idea: Selected Writings of Arnold Schoenberg

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University of California Press, 1975 - Music - 559 pages
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One of the most influential collections of music ever published, Style and Idea includes Schoenberg's writings about himself and his music as well as studies of many other composers and reflections on art and society.
 

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Contents

PART
7
Marxs Four Histories
13
Four Views of Their
40
Four Variants
75
History with a Practical Intent
109
Practice Learning and the Place of Theory
147
Interpretation without Foundation
190
Remembering a Socialist World
228
Bibliography
245
Index
255
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About the author (1975)

An American of Austrian birth, Arnold Schoenberg composed initially in a highly developed romantic style but eventually turned to painting and expressionism. At first he was influenced by Richard Wagner and tried to write in a Wagnerian style. He attracted the attention of Alban Berg and Anton von Webern, with whom he created a new compositional method based on using all 12 half-steps in each octave as an organizing principle, the so-called 12-tone technique. His importance to the development of twentieth-century music is incredible, but the music he composed using this new method is not easily accessible to most concertgoers.

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