Style and idea

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Philosophical Library, 1950 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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Review: Schoenberg: Style & Idea (Cloth)

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This collection of essays offers enlightening insight into how Schoenberg saw himself, his predecessors, and his contemporaries. I was pleasantly surprised to see how pragmatic and down-to-earth his ... Read full review

Review: Style and Idea: Selected Writings

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His music may make you think he was an exacting, impossibly harsh megalomaniac, but in this wide-ranging collection of writings, he comes off as an inspired (and quite hilarious) philosopher of sound. Read full review

Contents

THE RELATIONSHIP TO THE TEXT
3
GUSTAV MAHLER
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NEW Music OUTMODED Music STYLE AND IDEA
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About the author (1950)

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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