Schoenberg (Book, 2008) []
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Author: Malcolm MacDonald
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"Directly or indirectly, Arnold Schoenberg had a greater impact on the music of the twentieth century than any other composer. He was a vigorous polemicist whose theories were driven by his compositional practice, and although his music was for many decades more talked about than listened to, Schoenberg's influence has been incalculable" "In this completely rewritten and much enlarged updating of his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacDonald, Malcolm, 1948-
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Named Person: Arnold Schoenberg; Arnold Schoenberg; Arnold Schönberg; Arnold Schönberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm MacDonald
ISBN: 9780195172010 0195172019 9780190469566 0190469560
OCLC Number: 77572742
Description: xxiii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Peripeteia (1908-13) --
The past (1874-1907) --
Consolidation (1914-33) --
In the wilderness (1933-51) --
Heart and brain --
Style --
Choral music --
Orchestra and chamber orchestra --
Chamber music --
Solo keyboard music --
The songs --
Three stage works --
Miscellany --
Unfinished torsos --
... and Idea --
Epilogue --
Appendices. Calendar ; List of works ; Personalia.
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: Malcom MacDonald.
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Rewritten and updated, MacDonald uses recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of Schoenberg's aims and significance in this superb guide to his life and work.  Read more...


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