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‘Music Left and Right’: A Tale of Two Histories of Progressive Music

Anne C. Shreffler

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What kinds of music have been considered to exemplify left-wing thought in non-communist countries at different times and places? This chapter chooses an intentionally simplistic model of two basic ... More


A SCIENCE OF MUSIC FOR AN AMBIVALENT AGE

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter elaborates a revisionist portrait of Guido Adler as a writer deeply troubled by the implications of an increasingly scientific culture for the vitality of his nation's artistic life. It ... More


EPILOGUE: INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the reception of trends in the late 19th-century musicological discourse over the course of the next half-century and considers the politicization of these trends under the ... More


The Politics of Assimilation

Nicholas Cook

in The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195170566
eISBN:
9780199871216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170566.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A Galician Jew who came to Vienna on a government scholarship, Schenker arrived just as a fully racial anti-semitism was developing; the binary pattern of thought discussed in Chapter 3 became most ... More


Carnaval des analyses

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter analyzes movements or works by Schumann and other composers, using the terminology and concepts developed in the preceding chapters. The works are: Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique (“Un ... More


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


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


Modernism

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a brief survey of early Modernism and its ambivalent relation to the musical vernacular and popular art generally. The cultures and representative composers singled out are ... More


Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951)

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In terms of development and harmony, Arnold Schoenberg's method is among the major turning points of musical thought in the twentieth century. During the 1920s he created the 12-tone technique, a ... More


The American Reception of Schoenberg’s Music after 1945

Sabine Feisst

in Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372380
eISBN:
9780199896967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372380.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The final chapter shows how Schoenberg’s presence in America produced many responses to his music after 1945, thanks to the groundwork he had laid since the early 1930s. Other factors included ... More


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


Vienna, Modernism, and Modernity

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter explores Mahler's relationship to Viennese modernism in the context of the tensions (social, political, economic, philosophical) of Viennese modernity. It examines Mahler's relationship ... More


Arnold Schoenberg: “George Gershwin” (1938)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0072
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from the book George Gershwin, edited by Merle Armitage focusing on Gershwin's relationship with fellow composer Arnold Schoenberg. The book highlights the little ... 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


Rethinking Myths of Schoenberg’s American Years

Sabine Feisst

in Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372380
eISBN:
9780199896967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372380.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Chapter 1 investigates existing narratives of Schoenberg’s American years, in which Schoenberg has been pitied and America’s cultural environment blamed for its commercial orientation that hindered ... More


Schoenberg and America: Early Rapprochements

Sabine Feisst

in Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372380
eISBN:
9780199896967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372380.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The second chapter focuses on the early reception of Schoenberg’s music in America. It traces constructions of his image in the American press, important American Schoenberg pioneers, such as ... More


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


Words and Music

J. G. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236191
eISBN:
9781846314445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314445
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Recent studies of the role of words in music have tended to privilege the literary elements of musical texts, leaving theoretical, analytical and musicological concerns almost an afterthought. This ... More


End of an Era

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes through the eyes of Wim Statius Muller the end of an era of Dutch Antillean composers writing pieces based on classical music in creolized forms with local rhythms. A new more ... More


Peripeteia (1908–13)

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/9780195172010.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the sudden change of events in Schoenberg’s career from 1908 to 1913, the biggest of which was the “Bösendorfer scandal,” which is how the Viennese newspaper headlines on ... More


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