Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

by Jonathan Dunsby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521387159

ISBN-13: 9780521387156

Pub. Date: 09/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pierrot lunaire (1912) is one of the most important music theater works ever written. This is the first guide in English to a work that continues to be performed, broadcast, and recorded worldwide. The book describes the artistic environment around the turn of the century from which Pierrot emerged, and discusses Schoenberg's working methods and intentions in

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Pierrot lunaire (1912) is one of the most important music theater works ever written. This is the first guide in English to a work that continues to be performed, broadcast, and recorded worldwide. The book describes the artistic environment around the turn of the century from which Pierrot emerged, and discusses Schoenberg's working methods and intentions in composition. In a clear and imaginative description of the work itself, the author takes each of the twenty-one melodramas in turn, considering both the music and the narrative. The text of all twenty-one poems is provided in German and in a new English translation by Andrew Porter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521387156
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Immortal Pierrot; 2. Schoenberg, 1908–1912; 3. Genesis; 4. Pierrot Lunaire; Part I: Part II: Part III: 5. A brief afterword; References.

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