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A Schoenberg ReaderDocuments of a Life$
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Joseph Auner

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095401

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095401.001.0001

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Early Years in Vienna and Berlin: 1874–1906

Early Years in Vienna and Berlin: 1874–1906

(p.1) 1 Early Years in Vienna and Berlin: 1874–1906
A Schoenberg Reader

Joseph Auner

Yale University Press

This chapter provides an overall chronology of Arnold Schoenberg's life and works, along with a recollection of his childhood and musical education. It also looks at his early years in Vienna and Berlin through the First String Quartet, Op. 7. The rest of the chapter describes Schoenberg's résumé around the year 1944, his home life and musicality among his relatives, his early musical life and friendships, and his beginnings as a composer. It also considers documents dating to 1891–1906 containing Schoenberg's views on essence and appearance, the Bible and the modern world, socialism and aesthetics, nature and stylization, program music, concert life, Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony, and the First String Quartet, Op. 7.

Keywords:   program music, Arnold Schoenberg, Vienna, Berlin, First String Quartet, Bible, socialism, aesthetics, concert life, Gustav Mahler

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