A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life by Joseph Auner

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By Joseph Auner

Arnold Schoenberg’s shut involvement with a number of the crucial advancements of twentieth-century track, most significantly the holiday with tonality and the construction of twelve-tone composition, generated controversy from the time of his earliest works to the current day. This authoritative new selection of Schoenberg’s essays, letters, literary writings, musical sketches, work, and drawings deals clean insights into the composer’s existence, paintings, and thought.

The records, many formerly unpublished or untranslated, demonstrate the relationships among a variety of facets of Schoenberg’s actions in composition, tune conception, feedback, portray, functionality, and educating. additionally they express the importance of occasions in his own and relatives existence, his evolving Jewish identification, his political matters, and his shut interactions with such figures as Gustav and Alma Mahler, Alban Berg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Thomas Mann. large remark through Joseph Auner areas the records and fabrics in context and lines vital topics all through Schoenberg’s profession from turn-of-century Vienna to Weimar Berlin to nineteen-fifties l. a..

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The friend killed himself afterward. His sister was also involved in this. Later at Berg’s house Schoenberg’s wife had an affair with someone else. A Life Story in Encounters 7 Invited to Switzerland for the Gurrelieder; wished a peace treaty, wrote to Busoni, and his coming was canceled. Sued for money; return of money for performing Gurrelieder. Crazy neighbor who wanted to kill him, forcing him to move. Malkin did not renew the contract. No affidavit, first papers for citizenship Asked Heifetz for $3000; same thing happened with Stravinsky in Italy When he and his family came to this country on the Ile de France, Bodanzky was on the ship with them.

Published in magazines and newspapers a great number of essays, mostly on musical and theoretical subjects. Unpublished a great number of lectures, also on musical subjects. A collection of them will be published sometime. I am writing at present a textbook on counterpoint, three volumes: I. Preliminary Exercises; II. Multiple Counterpoint; III. ∑ A Partial List of my Musical Works A) Symphonic and other Orchestral Works composed 1st performance Gurrelieder 1899+1902∏ 1913 Pelleas and Melisande 1902 [1903] 1905 Five Orchestral Pieces 1908 [1909] 1914 [1912] Variations for Orchestra 1928 1928 Lichtspielmusikπ 1930 1930 Concerto for Violoncello and 1932 [1933] 1936 [1935] Orch.

5 From ‘‘My Evolution,’’ 1949 Of the seventy-five years of my life I have devoted almost ninety percent to music. I began studying violin at the age of eight and almost immediately started composing. One might accordingly assume that I had acquired very early a great skill in composing. My uncle Fritz, who was a poet, the father of Hans Nachod, had taught me French very early; there was not, as has happened in many child-prodigy-producing families, any music enthusiast in mine. ∞Ω One must not forget that at this time printed music was extremely expensive, that there were not yet records or radios, and that Vienna had only one opera theater and one yearly cycle of eight Philharmonic concerts.

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