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A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Joseph Auner


Arnold Schoenberg's close involvement with many of the principal developments of twentieth-century music, most importantly the break with tonality and the creation of twelve-tone composition, generated controversy from the time of his earliest works to the present day. This new collection of Schoenberg's essays, letters, literary writings, musical sketches, paintings, and drawings offers insights into the composer's life, work, and thought. The documents reveal the relationships between various aspects of Schoenberg's activities in composition, music theory, criticism, painting, performance, a ... More

Keywords: music, tonality, twelve-tone composition, music theory, painting, performance, teaching, Jewish identity, Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300095401
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Auner, author