RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 664322229 LA English UL http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BAKR;1641661 T1 Alban Berg and his world A1 Hailey, Christopher., PB Princeton University Press PP Princeton, N.J.; Woodstock YR 2010 SN 9781400836475 1400836476 0691148554 9780691148557 0691148562 9780691148564 AB Alban Berg and His World is a collection of essays and source material that repositions Berg as the pivotal figure of Viennese musical modernism. His allegiance to the austere rigor of Arnold Schoenberg's musical revolution was balanced by a lifelong devotion to the warm sensuousness of Viennese musical tradition and a love of lyric utterance, the emotional intensity of opera, and the expressive nuance of late-Romantic tonal practice. The essays in this collection explore the specific qualities of Berg's brand of musical modernism, and present newly translated letters and documents that illuminate his relationship to the politics and culture of his era. Of particular significance are the first-time translations of Berg's newly discovered stage work Night (Nocturne), Hermann Watznauer's intimate account of Berg's early years, and the famous memorial issue of the music periodical 23. Contributors consider Berg's fascination with palindromes and mirror images and their relationship to notions of time and identity; the Viennese roots of his distinctive orchestral style; his links to such Viennese contemporaries as Gustav and Alma Mahler, Alexander Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold; and his attempts to maneuver through the perilous shoals of gender, race, and fascist politics. --From publisher's description.