Arnold Schoenberg Companion

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With language unencumbered by technical jargon, these scholarly writings bring to life the various facets of Schoenberg's creative process and its influence. Topics include biographical essays, surveys of the music from different periods in Schoenberg's career, and essays on the development of Schoenberg's style, on Schoenberg's attitudes toward music, composition and analysis, and the effect of and interpretation of Schoenberg's music. The contributors provide different points of view based on their unique ...

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Overview

With language unencumbered by technical jargon, these scholarly writings bring to life the various facets of Schoenberg's creative process and its influence. Topics include biographical essays, surveys of the music from different periods in Schoenberg's career, and essays on the development of Schoenberg's style, on Schoenberg's attitudes toward music, composition and analysis, and the effect of and interpretation of Schoenberg's music. The contributors provide different points of view based on their unique specialties. The resulting breadth of information illuminates distinct aspects of Schoenberg's musical career.

The Arnold Schoenberg Companion aims to introduce Schoenberg and his music to a nonspecialist audience. The chronological essays place Schoenberg and his achievements in the context of the past and present. The contributing authors include scholars and composers of different generations, including two of his American students. The companion also contains an annotated bibliography and discography, and is an invaluable resource to scholars and researchers.

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Provides nonspecialist readers with complete but general introductions to many of the key features of Schoenberg, his creative process, his music, and its influence. Topics range from biography and broad surveys of musical works to discussions of specific developments in his style, as well as reports on his attitudes toward music and composition and critics' attitudes to his work. Includes a list of works, an annotated bibliography, and a discography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313287794
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1998
  • Pages: 350
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

WALTER B. BAILEY is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Changing Views of Schoenberg 3
2 Biography 11
3 List of Works 43
4 Schoenberg's Tonal Beginnings 51
5 The Atonal Period in Schoenberg's Music 83
6 The Evolution of the Twelve-tone Method 101
7 The Mature Twelve-tone Method 129
8 The Late Twelve-tone Compositions 157
9 Schoenberg's Late Tonal Works 177
10 Schoenberg's Theory of Composition 209
11 Schoenberg: The Analyst and the Analyzed 223
12 Schoenberg as Teacher 251
13 Schoenberg's Influence 259
14 Selective Bibliography 271
15 Selective Discography 309
Index of Musical Works 323
General Index 327
Contributors 333
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