15 Posts
Music and Art: Schoenberg and Kandinsky
In January 1911, the painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was in Munich and went to a concert. He and the other members of the Munich New Artists’ Association heard something that changed Kandinsky’s whole artistic theory. The concert was of music
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Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) rightfully considered himself the musical successor to both Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Simultaneously extending their traditionally opposed German Romantic styles, Schoenberg started work on a song cycle for soprano, tenor and piano in 1900. For his
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Berg: Lyric Suite / Schoenberg: Transfigured Night
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht op.4 La Nuit transfigurée / Transfigured Night V. Adagio (molto tranquillo) From Berg: Lyric Suite / Schoenberg: Transfigured Night (2014) Released by Harmonia Mundi Schoenberg: Transfigured Night op.4The First World War, that crucible of every kind of
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Friday the 13th
Arnold Schoenberg and Triskaidekaphobia
Just the mention of Arnold Schoenberg strikes fear in the hearts and ears of most listeners. But can you guess what struck the fear of god into Arnold Schoenberg? Somewhat ironically, the composer experienced a paralyzing fear of the number
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Piano works – Arnold SCHOENBERG
Trois pièces pour piano (1894) II Andantino grazioso Florent Boffard, piano From Piano works – Arnold SCHOENBERG (2013) Released by Harmonia Mundi Schoenberg: Trois pièces pour piano (1894) – II Andantino graziosoThe composer of the celebrated Pierrot lunaire, Arnold Schoenberg
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A Bridge to Europe
Britten, Bridge, and Schoenberg
Edith Rhoda Britten, née Hockley was an ambitious woman. When she discovered that her son Benjamin had outstanding musical talents, she not only provided him with his first piano lessons and instructions in rudimentary musicianship, she also was convinced that
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Schoenberg, Kokoschka and Schiele – Vienna’s revolutionaries
Fin-de Siècle Vienna’s ‘Second Generation’ Art and Music In his opus, ‘Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften’ (The Man without Qualities) the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered by many the Marcel Proust of Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, stated that Austria’s intellectuals, artists and writers
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