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By Joseph Auner

Arnold Schoenberg's shut involvement with the various relevant advancements of 20th-century song, most significantly the holiday with tonality and the production of 12-tone composition, generated controversy from the time of his earliest works to the twenty first century. This selection of Schoenberg's essays, letters, literary writings, musical sketches, work, and drawings bargains clean insights into the composer's lifestyles, paintings, and concept. The records, many formerly unpublished or untranslated, demonstrate the relationships among a number of facets of Schoenberg's actions in composition, song thought, feedback, portray, functionality, and instructing. additionally they convey the importance of occasions in his own and kinfolk existence, his evolving Jewish identification, his political matters, and his shut interactions with such figures as Gustav and Alma Mahler, Alban Berg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Thomas Mann. huge statement through Joseph Auner locations the files and fabrics in context and strains very important topics all through Schoenberg's profession from turn-of-century Vienna to Weimar Berlin to Fifties Los Angeles.

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