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The Poietic Fallacy

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the music career of the composer Arnold Schoenberg and the book Arnold Schoenberg's Journey by Allen Shawn. The music of Schoenberg has been influential and controversial out ... More


Early Years in Vienna and Berlin: 1874–1906

Joseph Auner

in A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides an overall chronology of Arnold Schoenberg's life and works, along with a recollection of his childhood and musical education. It also looks at his early years in Vienna and ... More


A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Joseph Auner

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg's close involvement with many of the principal developments of twentieth-century music, most importantly the break with tonality and the creation of twelve-tone composition, ... More


On the Development of the Structural Potentialities of Rhythm, Dynamics, and Timbre in the Early Nontonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg: (1959)

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In this essay, James Tenney discusses the development of the structural potentialities of rhythm, dynamics, and timbre in the early nontonal music of Arnold Schoenberg. Beginning with the Three Piano ... More


. A Way into Schoenberg’s Opus 15, Number VII

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg's poem, Opus 15, Number VII, is an exploration of an affective disorder and comes in two parts. The first three lines expose the affects involved: Angst and Hoffen wechselnd, ... More


. Vocal Meter in Schoenberg’s Atonal Music, with a Note on a Serial Hauptstimme

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From 1908 to 1916, Arnold Schoenberg composed a number of important works involving solo voice. Some of these works have a curious feature in common: at the entrance of the vocal part, when its ... More


New Directions: The Serial Wars

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

American composers were profoundly affected by World War II and the events leading to it. In the 1930s, many European musicians came to the United States because of events in Europe, the most well ... More


Toward the Analysis of a Schoenberg Song (Op. 15, No. XI)

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter analyzes Arnold Schoenberg's poem, Opus 15, No. IX, which has a clear two-part form as narrative supported by the end-rhyme scheme. The end of the poem does not resolve the problem or ... More


Moses und Aron: Some General Remarks and Analytic Notes for Act I, Scene 1

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The dramatic idea of Arnold Schoenberg's opera hinges on the paradoxical nature of God: the Unvorstellbares that commands itself to be vorgestellt. The musical metaphor that reflects (or better ... More


Postwar Experimentalism: John Cage

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Many people in America or even the world probably know who John Cage is, but only a few may have actually heard his music. Cage understood how technology altered Western musical culture, yet rejected ... More


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