From Musical Folklore to Twelve-tone Technique: Memoirs of a Musician Between East and West
Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 149 pages
The memoirs of the Russian-born German composer Georg von Alberecht (born Kasan 1891, died Heidelberg 1976) are an important document of 20th-century musical history. Dictated to his son Michael von Albrecht and first published in German, von Albrecht's autobiography recounts his dramatic experiences during the 1917 Russian revolution and the Nazi terror. His reports of encounters with such other composers as Taneyev, Glazunov, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Frommel, David, and others, and his thorough discussion of tonal systems and compositional methods, reflect the approach and critical response to many procedures typical of the 20th-century music. His analyses shed light on the works of other composers and the development of modern and postmodern compositional strategies. Translated by Michael von Albrecht and Francis R. Schwartz, and edited by Elliott Antokoletz, these memoirs offer the English-speaking reader a first-hand account of some of the most dynamic political, social, and musical developments in 20th-century Europe.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acquaintance Adler asked Bartok Beethoven brother cello choir choral chords College of Music composer composition concert conservatory death director E. T. A. Hoffmann Erpf eurythmics father feeling Fugue G-sharp minor Gedichte Georg von Albrecht German Greek harmonic Heinrich Heinrich Ehrler Hermann Hermann Keller Hohner impression instructor instruments Johann Nepomuk David Karl Kauffmann knew Knorr later lived major Max von Pauer melodies Michael von Albrecht Moscow mother musicians Natasha never opera opus orchestra overtone series Passacaglia pentatonic performed Petersburg pianist Piano opus Piano Trio piece played poems poet polytonality Preludes Russian Scherzo Scriabin secondary school sister slow movement solo Sonata songs Stimme und Klavier Straesser String Quartet Stuttgart Stuttgart College style summer teacher technique tetrachord theme tion tone took Trossingen Tuapse twelve-tone twelve-tone technique undertone series vacation variation Violin and Piano voices Wanda wanted wife Wilhelm von Eiff write wrote Yalta
Page 6 - Her sallow, darktinged face that looked as if it had been carved out of wood was fearfully wasted and had lost the grief-stricken expression it had borne before.
Page xii - ... (Dissertation). 1081. Tuchtenhagen, Ralph: Das Schulsystem der Deutschen in Rußland 1763-1917 (Aufsatz). 1 0.4 1 9./20. Jahrhundert 1082. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Hg.): Rußland auf dem Weg zur Demokratie? Politik und Parteien in der Russischen Föderation (Studien zur Politik). 1083. Antokoletz, Elliot: Hybrid Modes and Interval Sets as Formal Determinants in Piano Sonatas of Albrecht, Scriabin, and Prokofiev (Aufsatz für: International Journal of Musicology).
Page xii - ... Russischen Föderation (Studien zur Politik). 1083. Antokoletz, Elliot: Hybrid Modes and Interval Sets as Formal Determinants in Piano Sonatas of Albrecht, Scriabin, and Prokofiev (Aufsatz für: International Journal of Musicology). 1084. Antokoletz, Elliot: Musical Integration and Poetic Correspondence in Two Twelve-Tone Songs by Georg von Albrecht, on Poems by Georg von der Vring (Aufsatz für: International Journal of Musicology).
Page 141 - Transformations of a Special Nondiatonic Mode in Twentieth-Century Music: Bart6k, Stravinsky, Scriabin, and Albrecht.