The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923

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Oxford University Press, Nov 16, 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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Locating a genesis of atonality In the introduction and first chapter of The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923, Bryan Simms shows us that Schoenberg's creative development unfolds a series ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Atonality and the Critical Imagination
3
Chapter 2 Schoenbergs Evolution toward Atonality
7
Opp 10 14 and 15
29
Opp 11 16 and 19 and Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra
59
Chapter 5 The Operas Erwartung and Die glückliche Hand
89
Herzgewächse Pierrot lunaire and Four Songs Op 22
113
Symphony and Die Jakobsleiter
151
Five Piano Pieces Op 23 and Serenade Op 24
179
Glossary
221
Notes
223
Bibliography
247
Index
259
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Bryan R. Simms (Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1966; Ph.D., Yale University, 1971) has taught since 1976 at the University of Southern California, where he has been director of graduate studies and is currently chair of the department of musicology. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Foundation. He is the author of books and articles on topics in twentieth-century music and music theory, including MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Schirmer 1996) and, most recently, THE ATONAL MUSIC OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, 1908-1923 (Oxford University Press).

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