The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923

by Bryan R. Simms
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195128265

ISBN-13: 9780195128260

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128260
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix
Atonality and the Critical Imagination
3(4)
Schoenberg's Evolution toward Atonality
7(22)
Settings of the Poetry of Stefan George: Opp. 10, 14, and 15
29(30)
Small Instrumental Works: Opp. 11, 16, and 19 and Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra
59(30)
The Operas Erwartung and Die gluckliche Hand
89(24)
New Uses of the Voice: Herzgewachse, Pierrot lunaire, and Four Songs, Op. 22
113(38)
On the Road from Earth to Heaven: Symphony and Die Jakobsleiter
151(28)
Composing with Tones: Five Piano Pieces, Op. 23, and Serenade, Op. 24
179(42)
Glossary 221(2)
Notes 223(24)
Bibliography 247(12)
Index 259

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