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    Alban Berg and His World - Christopher Hailey
    Call Number: ML 410 .B47 A776 2010
    ISBN: 9780691148557
    Publication Date: 2010-08-29
    Alban Berg and His World is a collection of essays and source material that repositions Berg as the pivotal figure of Viennese musical modernism. His allegiance to the austere rigor of Arnold Schoenberg's musical revolution was balanced by a lifelong devotion to the warm sensuousness of Viennese musical tradition and a love of lyric utterance, the emotional intensity of opera, and the expressive nuance of late-Romantic tonal practice.

    The essays in this collection explore the specific qualities of Berg's brand of musical modernism, and present newly translated letters and documents that illuminate his relationship to the politics and culture of his era. Of particular significance are the first translations of Berg's newly discovered stage work Night (Nocturne), Hermann Watznauer's intimate account of Berg's early years, and the famous memorial issue of the music periodical "23."

    Contributors consider Berg's fascination with palindromes and mirror images and their relationship to notions of time and identity; the Viennese roots of his distinctive orchestral style; his links to such Viennese contemporaries as Alexander Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold; and his attempts to maneuver through the perilous shoals of gender, race, and fascist politics. The contributors are Antony Beaumont, Leon Botstein, Regina Busch, Nicholas Chadwick, Mark DeVoto, Douglas Jarman, Sherry Lee, and Margaret Notley.

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    The Life of Webern - Kathryn Bailey
    Call Number: ML 410 .W33 B32 1998
    ISBN: 052157336X
    Publication Date: 1998-04-28
    On 15 September, 1945 the composer Anton Webern was shot in confusing circumstances in a small mountain village near Salzburg, and the world lost a composer of extreme originality whose mature music was still almost unknown. When Webern's works did come to light he immediately became one of the most influential figures in music of the second half of this century, but the man the younger composers thought they saw in his music Webern would almost certainly not have recognized. The composer who was hailed as the originator of the hyperintellectualized serialism of the 1950's and 60's was by nature an ardent romantic who held feeling - and comprehensibility - to be important above all else in art, and whose artistic sympathies lay with the lyrical poets of his generation.

    This book focuses on several aspects of Webern's life that have been treated only briefly in earlier accounts: his youthful instability, his often embarrassing dependence on Schoenberg, his naive nationalism and his blind faith in the moral rightness of Germany through two world wars and his absolute belief in the value of the brief moments of music he produced.

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