Schoenberg and His Circle: A Viennese Portrait

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8vo. xiv, 319 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, notational devices and acknowledgemnts, introduction, Part I. The Cultural Ambience: 1. Schoenberg's Vienna; 2. Kraus, Loos, and Kokoschka. Part II. Performance: 3. Early Performances; 4. Verein fur Musikalische Privatauffurungen; 5. Performance Practices. Part III. Teaching: 6. Schoenberg's Teaching; 7. The Schwarzwald School. Part IV. The Twelve-Tone Method: 8. Interruptions; 9. The Twelve-tone Method. Part V. The Berlin Years: 10. The Prussian Academy of Fine Arts; 11. Epilogue; Appendix: 1. Society for Private Musical Performances in Vienna; 2. Statutes of the Society for Private Musical Performances in Vienna; 3. Programs and Pieces Performed; biographies, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1986. Dark-brown cloth with gilt to spine. "The author recreates the world of one of Vienna's greatest artists. Exclusive interviews with the composer's contemporaries and material derived from rare primary sources are skillfully justaposed to create a unique and absorbing portrait of Schoenberg's life and times. Her purpose is to reconstruct through these recollections the flavor of that era of brilliant creation. She presents a provocative picture of the cultural, political, and social life that shaped Schoenberg's growth as a composer, and places his development of the twelve-tone method within this context." form the jacket flap.

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