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Alban Berg : Master of the Smallest Link - Theodor W. Adorno

Alban Berg

Master of the Smallest Link

By: Theodor W. Adorno, Christopher Hailey (Translator), Juliane Brand (Translator)

Paperback Published: 28th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521338844
Number Of Pages: 176

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Adorno's study of Austrian composer Alban Berg (1885-1935) is a sui generis document. In addition to Adorno's personal account of of the life and musical works of his mentor, friend, and composition teacher, the book explores the historical and cultural significance of Berg's music, its relationship to that of other nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers, and to the larger issues of contemporary life.

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' ... a remarkable document; a personal memoir and a study of the composer's works, it is also something more: a revelation of Adorno's belief that modern philosophy ought to be modelled on modern music. Adorno's Berg, one of his most provocative books, has been beautifully translated by Juliane Brand and Christopher Hailey.' The Times Literary Supplement

Translators' introductionp. viii
A note on the translationp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Tonep. 1
Reminiscencep. 9
The worksp. 35
Analysis and Bergp. 35
Piano Sonatap. 40
Songs on texts by Hebbel and Mombertp. 47
Seven Early Songsp. 49
First String Quartetp. 53
The Altenberg Songsp. 62
Clarinet Piecesp. 67
Orchestral Piecesp. 72
Toward a characterization of Wozzeckp. 84
Epilogomena to the Chamber Concertop. 88
Lyric Suitep. 104
Der Weinp. 113
Experiences with Lulup. 120
About the textp. 136
Afterwordp. 138
Adorno's principal writings on Bergp. 145
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9780521338844
ISBN-10: 0521338840
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 28th November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.28