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Arnold Schoenberg Letters

Author : Arnold Schoenberg
ISBN : 0520060091
Genre : Music
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Background notes about each stage of his life and career, accompany Schoenberg's letters to artists, intellectuals, and fellow composers
Category: Music

Style And Idea

Author : Arnold Schoenberg
ISBN : 0520052862
Genre : Music
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One of the most influential collections of music ever published, Style and Idea includes Schoenberg's writings about himself and his music as well as studies of many other composers and reflections on art and society.
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The Atonal Music Of Arnold Schoenberg 1908 1923

Author : Bryan R. Simms
ISBN : 0195351851
Genre : Music
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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.
Category: Music

Arnold Schoenberg

Author : Charles Rosen
ISBN : 0226726436
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this lucid, revealing book, award-winning pianist and scholar Charles Rosen sheds light on the elusive music of Arnold Schoenberg and his challenge to conventional musical forms. Rosen argues that Schoenberg's music, with its atonality and dissonance, possesses a rare balance of form and emotion, making it, according to Rosen, "the most expressive music ever written." Concise and accessible, this book will appeal to fans, non-fans, and scholars of Schoenberg, and to those who have yet to be introduced to the works of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. "Arnold Schoenberg is one of the most brilliant monographs ever to be published on any composer, let alone the most difficult master of the present age. . . . Indispensable to anyone seeking to understand the crucial musical ideas of the first three decades."—Robert Craft, New York Review of Books "What Mr. Rosen does far better than one could reasonably expect in so concise a book is not only elucidate Schoenberg's composing techniques and artistic philosophy but to place them in history."—Donal Henahan, New York Times Book Review "For the novice and the knowledgeable, Mr. Rosen's book is very important reading, either as an introduction to the master or as a stimulus to rethinking our opinions of him. Mr. Rosen's accomplishment is enviable."—Joel Sachs, Musical Quarterly
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Early Works Of Arnold Schoenberg 1893 1908

Author : Walter Frisch
ISBN : 0520212185
Genre : Music
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Between 1893 and 1908, composer Arnold Schoenberg created many genuine masterworks in the genres of Lieder, chamber music and symphonic music. Here is the first full-scale account of Schoenberg's rich repertory of early tonal works. 139 music examples. 2 illustrations.
Category: Music