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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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“The Path to the New Music”: Mödling, 1918–1925

“The Path to the New Music”: Mödling, 1918–1925

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(p.148) 4 “The Path to the New Music”: Mödling, 1918–1925
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A Schoenberg Reader
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Joseph Auner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095401.003.0004

Arnold Schoenberg has long been interested in reforming concert life, as seen in his activities with the Society of Creative Musicians in 1904. This interest resurfaced after World War I as part of his growing concern for the listener, particularly in a series of ten open rehearsals for the Chamber Symphony held in June 1918. This chapter focuses on the method of twelve-tone composition and Schoenberg's teaching activities at the time he was living in the suburb of Mödling in Vienna between 1918 and 1925. It looks at the Society for Private Musical Performances and its role in enabling Schoenberg to give artists and music lovers a real and exact knowledge of modern music. It also includes Schoenberg's unfinished parody of Hans Pfitzner's opera Palestrina, an essay on creativity and compositional developments, and a letter to Alban Berg dated July 16, 1921 in which he commented on anti-Semitism on the Mattsee, along with his views on German music and the music of other nations, revolution and evolution in art, twelve-tone composition and tonality, and contemporary musical trends.

Keywords:   music, World War I, twelve-tone composition, Mödling, Vienna, Hans Pfitzner, Alban Berg, anti-Semitism, tonality

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