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Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg : Garland Reference Library of the Humanities - Charlotte M. Cross

Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg

Garland Reference Library of the Humanities

By: Charlotte M. Cross (Editor), Russell A. Berman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd December 1999
ISBN: 9780815328315
Number Of Pages: 336

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The original essays in this collection chronicle the transformation of Arnold Schoenberg's works from music as pure art to music as a vehicle of religious and political ideas, during the first half of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary volume includes contributions from musicologists, music theorists, and scholars of German literature and of Jewish studies.

"The seriousness and steadfastness of his "mission"--to be a beacon for music in contemporary culture--and the ambivalence of his position as a thoroughly Europeanized Jew resonante in these informative, thoroughly documented articles, written primarily by younger scholars." -Choice

Introduction
Abstract Polyphonies: The Music of Schoenberg's Nietzschean Moment
Arnold Schoenberg as Poet and Librettist: Dualism, Epiphany, and Die Jakobsleiter
Androgyny and the Eternal Feminine in Schoenberg's Oratorio Die Jakobsleiter
Von heute auf morgen: Schoenberg as Social Critic
Schoenberg in Shirtsleeves: The Male Choruses, Op. 35
The Prophet and the Pitchman: Dramatic Structure and Its Musical Elucidation in Moses und Aron, Act I, Scene 2
Schoenberg's Moses und Aro: A Vanishing Biblical Nation
Schoenberg Rewrites His Will: A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46
Texts and Contexts of A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46
Returning to a Homeland: Religion and Political Context in Schoenberg's Dreimal tausend Jahre
Schoenberg's Modern Psalm, Op. 50c, and the Unattainable Ending
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ISBN: 9780815328315
ISBN-10: 0815328311
Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2nd December 1999
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.33 x 14.66  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1