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Schoenberg and the New Music

Schoenberg and the New Music
Essays by Carl Dahlhaus

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  • Date Published: January 1989
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521337830

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  • This collection of essays examines the works of composer Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most influential and controversial composers of the twentieth century, in the context of the "New Music" that was the historical and cultural movement of his time. In these essays, Schoenberg's work is subjected to historical, technical and theoretical analysis. Studies of other "New Music" composers such as Webern, Schreker and Scriabin are also provided. The collection includes essays of broader cultural-historical and sociological import that should interest those involved with twentieth-century music and theory.

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    'The volume is among [Dahlhaus's] most thought-provoking … The translators deserve much gratitude for making this most rewarding book available in such clear and readable English.' Oliver Neighbour, Music & Letters

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    • Date Published: January 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521337830
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.525kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Translators' introduction
    1. 'New Music' as historical category
    2. Progress and the avant garde
    3. Avant garde and popularity
    4. New Music and the problem of musical genre
    5. Problems of rhythm in the New Music
    6. Tonality: structure or process?
    7. Schoenberg's poetics of music
    8. Schoenberg's aesthetic theology
    9. Schoenberg and programme music
    10. Musical prose
    11. Emancipation of the dissonance
    12. What is 'developing variation'?
    13. Schoenberg and Schenker
    14. Schoenberg's Orchestral Piece Op. 16, No. 3 and the concept of Klangfarbenmelodie
    15. 'The Obbligato Recitative'
    16. Expressive principle and orchestral polyphony in Schoenberg's Erwartung
    17. Schoenberg's late works
    18. The fugue as prelude: Schoenberg's Genesis composition, Op. 44
    19. Rhythmic structures in Webern's Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6
    20. Analytical instrumentation: Bach's six-part ricercar as orchestrated by Anton Webern
    21. Schreker and modernism: on the dramaturgy of Der ferne Klang
    22. Structure and expression in the music of Scriabin
    23. Plea for a Romantic category: the concept of the work of art in the newest music
    24. On the decline of the concept of the musical work
    25. The musical work of art as a subject of sociology
    26. Form Translated by Stephen Hinton
    27. Composition and improvisation
    28. A rejection of material thinking?
    Notes
    List of sources
    Index.

  • Author

    Carl Dahlhaus

    Translators

    Derrick Puffett

    Alfred Clayton

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