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Arnold Schoenberg Musician of Contrasts

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by discussing some of the inconsistencies in the biographies of Arnold Schoenberg. It mentions the ambiguities regarding his nationality. It talks about the problems that he faced ... More


A “True Modernist”: Arnold Schoenberg

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter revisits the controversy between Thomas Mann and Arnold Schoenberg regarding the employment of twelve-tone composition in Doctor Faustus. It draws on the conflict to show that Mann had ... More


Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate? This is a detailed study of the often interrelated careers ... More


Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Ehrhard Bahr

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals—including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, ... More


The Invention of German Music, c. 1800

John Deathridge

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Arnold Schoenberg once spoke famously of his invention of ‘the method of composition with twelve tones related only to one another’, as the discovery of ‘something which will assure the supremacy of ... More


The Weimar Bauhaus Experiment: 1919 to 1925

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the rise and fall of the Weimar Bauhaus between 1919 and 1925. It begins by looking at the role of Walter Gropius in the establishment of Bauhaus, followed by a discussion of ... More


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