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Symbolism and Expressionism in Other Early Twentieth‐Century Operas

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the Vienna of Sigmund Freud, Strauss's Elektra represented a move toward expressionism and the transformation of late 19th-century chromatic tonality. This trend was continued in Schoenberg's ... More


The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Bryan R. Simms

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the years from 1908 to 1923, Arnold Schoenberg developed a compositional strategy that moved beyond the accepted concepts and practices of Western tonality. Pieces from this period such as Pierrot ... More


Three Stage Works

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172010
eISBN:
9780199852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

Schoenberg’s three completed operatic works display three different approaches to the problem of writing for the theatre, and they bespeak a very different sensibility from the more orthodox operatic ... More


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


Repetition (4)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter jumps back eighty years to the Viennese Sprachkrise, and to Schoenberg's Erwartung (1909) as an example of, and precedent for, Lacan's discourse theory. Indeed, emerging at the moment of ... More


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