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The atonal music of Anton Webern

Author: Allen Forte
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Series: Composers of the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Austrian composer Anton Webern (1883-1945) is one of the major figures of musical modernism. His mature works comprise two styles: the so-called free atonal music composed between 1907 and 1924, and the twelve-tone serial music that began in 1924 and extended through the remainder of his creative life. In this book an eminent music theorist presents the first systematic and in-depth study of the early atonal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Anton Webern; Anton von Webern; Anton Webern; Anton Webern
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Forte
ISBN: 0300073526 9780300073522
OCLC Number: 38024259
Description: xii, 402 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Webern today --
Concepts and terms --
The early songs --
The first virtuoso chamber music: Five movements for string quartet, opus 5 --
The first orchestral works: Six pieces for orchestra, opus 6 --
The "violin pieces": Four pieces for violin and piano, opus 7 --
The first orchestral songs: Two songs for voice and eight instruments, opus 8 --
The miniatures for string quartet: Six bagatelles, opus 9 --
Webern's return to the orchestra: Five pieces for orchestra, opus 10 --
The miniatures for cello and piano: Three short pieces for violoncello and piano, opus 11 --
The new lieder: Four songs for voice and piano, opus 12 --
The last atonal orchestral songs: Four songs for voice and instruments, opus 13 and the Trakl lieder, opus 14 --
Five sacred songs, opus 15 and the Latin canons, opus 16.
Series Title: Composers of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Allen Forte.
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The Austrian composer Anton Webern (1883-1945) is one of the major figures of musical modernism. His mature works comprise two styles: the so-called free atonal music composed between 1907 and 1924, and the twelve-tone serial music that began in 1924 and extended through the remainder of his creative life. In this book an eminent music theorist presents the first systematic and in-depth study of the early atonal works, from the George Lieder, opus 3, through the Latin Canons, opus 16. Drawing on music-analytical procedures that he and other scholars have developed in recent years, Allen Forte argues that a single compositional system underlies all of Webern's atonal music. Forte examines such elements as pitch, register, timbre, rhythm, form, and text setting, showing how Webern displaced the functional connections of traditional tonality to create a totally new sonic universe. Although the main thrust of the study is music-analytical in nature, Forte also considers historical context and significant biographical aspects of the individual works, as well as word-music relations in the music with text [Publisher description]

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