Arnold Schoenberg Essays

  • Arnold Schoenberg

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    Arnold Schoenberg was born on September 13, 1874, to a Jewish family in Vienna. He taught himself composition, with help in counterpoint from the Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky, and in 1899 produced his first major work, the tone poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet. In 1901 he married Zemlinsky's sister Mathilde, with whom he had two children. The couple moved to Berlin, where for two years Schoenberg earned a living by orchestrating operettas and directing a cabaret

  • Musical Modernism with Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg

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    and joy has started to be portrayed more securely and concisely. Composers like Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg are very... ... middle of paper ... ...s were his guard against to harmonic resolution in his music. He was mostly fascinated by the waltz and march rhythm’s - as he used these rhythms in most of his works- nevertheless with the title ‘Schoenberg’ he brought the same complex and irregular approach to these rhythms too. The irregular tempo’s that even shows differences

  • Shoenberg Tone

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    Schoenberg searched for "unity and regularity" in music, which was to be achieved without the procedures of tonality, for Schoenberg felt tonality had run its course. For fifteen years, he followed a path that led to his "discovery" of the "method of composing with twelve tones which are related only with one another." Schoenberg experimented with the serialization of smaller groups of notes before applying the idea to all twelve. Schoenberg's first compositions in the new, twelve-tone idiom were

  • Twentieth Century Classical Music

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    Martin's, 2011. CD. Kerman, Joseph, and Gary Tomlinson. Listen. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012. Print. "Nocturnes." LA Phil. Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, 2013. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. Taylor, Rebecca. "A Comparison of the Approaches of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern to Serialism in Their Music." (2002): 2-4. Resources., 2002. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

  • Schoenberg and Pierrot

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    Arnold Schoenberg’s celebrated monodrama of 1912, Pierrot lunaire, op. 21, offers a compellingly personal perspective on Pierrot’s allegorical relationship to the artists of fin-di-siécle Europe. So too, in his fusion of music and poetry, does Schoenberg provide what may be the most powerfully illustrative example of the character Pierrot’s appeal to artists of the era. Schoenberg’s libretto is drawn from Otto Hartleben’s German translation of the Belgian poet Albert Giraud’s Pierrot lunaire.

  • Modern Classical Music

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    At the end of the Romantic period, everything shifted. Art started moving towards the different ‘isms’ and music developed into a time which many classified as “modern”. A movement that started in the 20th century, modern classical music took a turn that surprised many. After a look at the history, music, and composers during the Modern music period, one can better understand it. Similar to the path that modern art took, contemporary classical music broke away from tradition. The composers felt the

  • John Cage

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    John Cage Defined in the 1950s John Cage is considered by many to be the defining voice of avant-garde music throughout the 20th century. Fusing philosophy with composition, he reinvented the face of modern music, leading composer Arnold Schoenberg to declare, "Of course he's not a composer, but he's an inventor -- of genius" (Kostelanetz 6). For Cage, the 1950s brought a series of critical events that both refined his message as a composer and brought him great fame, or infamy to some. His interest

  • The 20th Century

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    people opened their minds to different ideas. The twentieth century and the new ways composers experimented with sounds shaped what came after, and the music that we know and have today. Works Cited Arnold, Denis, ed. The New Oxford Companion to Music. Vol. 2. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983. Print. Arnold, Denis. ed. The New Oxford Companion to Music. Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983. Print. Burkholder, J. P., Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca. A History of Western Music. Eight ed. New York: W.W. Norton

  • The Second Viennese School's Approach to composition

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    mankind’s music has developed from disorderly to orderly; tonal music was being one of the most brilliant chapters in the 17th century before Schoenberg’s big transformation of music. However, since the pioneer figure of Second Viennese School- Arnold Schoenberg began the atonal music, a new chapter of music composition has been created. Tonality collapse has been seen as the most important step towards music at the late 19th and early 20th century. (

  • Bach and Schoenberg

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    composers; including: Schumann, Liszt, Reger, Busoni, Schoenberg, and Webern, who have used the B-A-C-H theme in their works; varying the way they employed it to make it part of their personal style. NEED SCHUMANN, LISZT, REGER INTRODUCTION SENTENCES. In 1910, Busoni created one of most famous works, Fantasia Contrappuntistica, that "finished" Bach's unfinished fugue; the theme is easily noticeable in contrapuntal form. In 1923, the year Schoenberg created his twelve-tone method, he composed op. 25

  • quiz 3

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    1. The new classical vocal form was created at the end of the 19th century that included the orchestra is etude (french word for study). Etude was written in the early 20th century and oversaw numerous collections of etudes. Major composers such as Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt achieve this form in the concert repertoires that features didactic pieces from earlies times like vocal solfeggi and keyboard. 2. The aspect of Claude Debussy's music were different from the music that preceded it were melodic

  • Fließend: A Brief Insight Into Anton Webern’s Opus 9, No. 6

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    single page, varying from seven to thirteen measures. The composition reflects Webern’s yearning to mirror some of the ideas of his mentor, Arnold Schoenberg. One of the most prominent concepts throughout the six movements is the lack of any contrasts that call for resolution in the music. This portrays the new style of writing brought to light by Schoenberg in the development of atonal music. In addition, the movements are all through-composed. In other words, there are no clearly defined sections

  • Neoclassicism Vs. Modernism

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    Stephen. "Stravinsky, Igor, §11: Posthumous Reputation and Legacy." Grove Music Online. Oxford UP. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. Walsh, Stephen. "Stravinsky, Igor, §4: Exile in Switzerland, 1914–20." Grove Music Online. Oxford UP. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. Whitthall, Arnold. "Neo-Classicism." Grove Music Online. Oxford UP. Web. 10 Nov. 2011

  • The New Musical Language of The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky

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    2. Listen again to The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Describe elements of this piece that helped shape a new musical language for the twentieth- century. Elements of this piece that helped shape a new musical language for thee twentieth – century would consist of Stravinsky experimenting with rhythm and new combinations of instruments. The way he uses dissonance in his pieces as well polyphonic and polytonal textures. His ballets were strongly nationalistic but contained rites of Russia

  • Who Is Shoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire

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    Tonight I attended the premiere of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, op. 25. This piece was well- received by most of the audience. Schoenberg is able to mix traditional forms with more modern harmonies, such as atonality and extreme chromaticism. Due to its lack of tonality, Schoenberg’s music can be disorientating at first, but after analyzing the scores, it becomes easier to understand. In order to give the listeners something familiar to grasp on to, he uses ideas and motives from past composers

  • Terry Riley Research Paper

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    Varun Agnihotri Professor Isaiah Jackson History of Music in the Euro Tradition 29 October 2017 Terry Riley and Minimalism Composer Terry Riley, born on June 24th 1935, in Colfax, California, was among the most revolutionary composers of the postwar era and is also regarded as a minimalist pioneer. He is well known for his introduction of repetition into Western music motifs. He has also worked on early experiments in tape loops and delay system which have left a long lasting mark on the experimental

  • Arnold Schoenberg's Musical Influence

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    Arnold Schoenberg's Musical Influence Arnold Schoenberg was one of the greatest musical influences of the mid 20th Century. He was born on September 13, 1874, to a Jewish family in Vienna, Austria (Schoenberg 1). Schoenberg was a young Jewish man during World War I (WWI) living in Berlin. He was directly affected by the invasion of the Nazis. In 1933, he had to leave Berlin and desert his faith for Lutheranism later on taking on the faith of Judaism. At the early age of eight, he began violin

  • Serialism

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    interested in classical music should attempt to understand it. Twelve tone music which was established by Schoenberg is often referred to as serialism, but strictly speaking serialism is the sequel to Schoenberg’s works, and came about in the late 1940’s. Composers, led by Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen started to apply Schoenberg’s 12-tone principle to more than just pitch. To recap, Schoenberg created tone rows, where the 12 different pitch classes of the scale are arranged in a particular order

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

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    and is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, noted for their intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty, have provided inspiration to nearly every musician after him, from Mozart to Schoenberg. J. S. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685. Bach’s uncles were all professional musicians ranging from church organists and court chamber musicians to composers. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the town piper in Eisenach

  • al capone , a true american hero

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    had much worse problems to deal with. Problems like shelter when nighttime came. He later graduated to the notorious Five Points Gang in Manhattan where he ended up working at the “Yale’s Brooklyn Dive’, with another gangster named Frankie Yale. (Schoenberg, Robert J. Mr. Capone: The Real-and Complete). He also worked at the Harvard Inn as a bartender and bouncer. It was there he received his nickname “Scare Face” His infamous facial scars were received when he got into a brawl with a patron's brother