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Schoenberg and the New Music : Essays by Carl Dahlhaus - Carl Dahlhaus

Schoenberg and the New Music

Essays by Carl Dahlhaus

By: Carl Dahlhaus, Derrick Puffett (Translator), Alfred Clayton (Translator)

Paperback Published: 3rd February 1989
ISBN: 9780521337830
Number Of Pages: 316

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This collection of essays examines the works of composer Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most influential and controversial composers of the twentieth century, in the context of the "New Music" that was the historical and cultural movement of his time. In these essays, Schoenberg's work is subjected to historical, technical and theoretical analysis. Studies of other "New Music" composers such as Webern, Schreker and Scriabin are also provided. The collection includes essays of broader cultural-historical and sociological import that should interest those involved with twentieth-century music and theory.

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'The volume is among [Dahlhaus's] most thought-provoking ... The translators deserve much gratitude for making this most rewarding book available in such clear and readable English.' Oliver Neighbour, Music & Letters

Translators' introductionp. vii
'New Music' as historical categoryp. 1
Progress and the avant gardep. 14
Avant garde and popularityp. 23
New Music and the problem of musical genrep. 32
Problems of rhythm in the New Musicp. 45
Tonality: structure or process?p. 62
Schoenberg's poetics of musicp. 73
Schoenberg's aesthetic theologyp. 81
Schoenberg and programme musicp. 94
Musical prosep. 105
Emancipation of the dissonancep. 120
What is 'developing variation'?p. 128
Schoenberg and Schenkerp. 134
Schoenberg's Orchestral Piece Op. 16, No. 3 and the concept of Klangfarbenmelodiep. 141
'The Obbligato Recitative'p. 144
Expressive principle and orchestral polyphony in Schoenberg's Erwartungp. 149
Schoenberg's late worksp. 156
The fugue as prelude: Schoenberg's Genesis composition, Op. 44p. 169
Rhythmic structures in Webern's Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6p. 174
Analytical instrumentation: Bach's six-part ricercar as orchestrated by Anton Webernp. 181
Schreker and modernism: on the dramaturgy of Der ferne Klangp. 192
Structure and expression in the music of Scriabinp. 201
Plea for a Romantic category: the concept of the work of art in the newest musicp. 210
On the decline of the concept of the musical workp. 220
The musical work of art as a subject of sociologyp. 234
Form Translatedp. 248
Composition and improvisationp. 265
A rejection of material thinking?p. 274
Notesp. 288
List of sourcesp. 298
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780521337830
ISBN-10: 0521337836
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 3rd February 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.14  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.45

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