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The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

E. Randol Schoenberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann, two towering figures of twentieth-century music and literature, both found refuge in the German-exile community in Los Angeles during the Nazi era. This complete ... More


Beethoven & Freedom

Daniel K L Chua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199769322
eISBN:
9780190657253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769322.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Beethoven’s music is often associated with freedom. Chua explores the nature of this relationship through an investigation of the philosophical context of Beethoven’s reception and hermeneutic ... More


Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Seth Monahan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines Gustav Mahler’s career-long engagement with sonata form. It argues that a dynamic, process-based sonata-form concept factors into all of his early and middle-period symphonies, ... More


The Chosen One's Choice

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses an alternative to the structural listening proposed by Rose Subotnik is presented. This alternative approach rejects Subotnik's notion that one must choose between binary ... More


Introduction: California Haunting: Mann, Schoenberg, Faustus

Adrian Daub

in The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This introductory chapter provides the necessary context for the two protagonists (Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann), as well as the leading supporting figure (Theodor Adorno). It aims to guide ... More


Appendices

Adrian Daub

E. Randol Schoenberg (ed.)

in The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This section presents an appendix of original essays and writings by Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Theodor Adorno that are referenced in the letters and diaries.


Wagner's Late Style

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Theodor W. Adorno regarded Parsifal as an example of “late style,” a notion he associated with a “withdrawal from appearance” as if the music wore a “black visor,” as does the drama’s hero when he ... More


Grail and Anti-Grail

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Klingsor’s kingdom represents the anti-Grail, and his chromatic music is pitted against the diatonic music of the Grail. This conflict is brought to a climax in the great scene between Parsifal and ... More


Final Years: Los Angeles, 1944–1951

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/9780300095401.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Arnold Schoenberg's final years spanning 1944 to 1951, starting with his retirement from teaching at the University of California at Los Angeles to his death. It begins with ... More


Something: Adagio Sostenuto—Sempre Pianissimo

Daniel K L Chua

in Beethoven & Freedom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199769322
eISBN:
9780190657253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769322.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This ‘movement’ considers how Beethoven’s music provides a critique and a lament of heroic freedom by turning the logic of the blank sign from its transcendant fullness to a gaping abyss. Under such ... More


Late Beethoven and Late Socialism

Elaine Kelly

in Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter investigates how the onset of late socialism gave rise to a discourse of lateness. As the GDR stagnated, its foundation myths were deconstructed by disillusioned artists. They contested ... More


Musical Causality and Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Major, D 959, First Movement

Julian Caskel

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The first movement of Schubert’s A major Sonata could be connected to Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 31 No. 2, on account of Schubert’s formal intention to mediate between improvisatory structural moments ... More


Disability, Self-Critique and Failure in Schubert’s ‘Der Doppelgänger’

Benjamin Binder

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One commonly acknowledged indicator of ‘late style’ in music is self-critique. At the end of a long career, a composer subjects his or her musical language to a rigorous deconstructive analysis, ... More


Adorno’s “Novel-Symphony”: The Dialectic of Freedom and Determinism

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

To build a richer interpretive apparatus, the study turns to the celebrated Mahler writings of Theodor W. Adorno. It begins with a thorough overview of Adorno’s Mahler-image, with special focus on ... More


“The Objectification of Chaos”: Epic Form and Narrative Multiplicity in Part One of the Third

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 6 examines the sprawling opening of the Third Symphony specifically in light of Adorno’s idea of “novelistic” construction. After reflecting upon the form’s interpretive difficulties, it ... More


“Tragedy Refuses a Nominalist Form”: “Inescapable” Coherence and the Failure of the Novel-Symphony in the Finale of the Sixth

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The final chapter shows the infamously dark Finale of the Sixth to be a true tragic narrative, one that is organized around the defeat of a transgression by an order-imposing hierarchy: its ... More


Pulcinella (1919–20), Les cinq doigts “Larghetto” (1921), and Mavra (1921–22)

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The musical sources for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella are known because most of them were given to him by Diaghilev. Stravinsky wrote his earliest compositional sketches for this work directly on these ... More


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