Lecture 17

Lecture 17 - Lecture 17 MUS 103 April 8, 2009 Thoman Mann,...

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Lecture 17 MUS 103 April 8, 2009 Thoman Mann, Doctor Faustus (novel, 1947) suggests that Schoenberg has deals with devil, parallels composition techniques with Third Reich - Schoenberg had utopian style- Mann argued that Schoenberg’s system had so many rules that subjectivity was suppressed by order - - “bound as a self-imposed compulsion to order, hense I am free” - Schoenberg and disciple (Berg, Webern) took Viennese composition scenen and rattled it to its core o Berg- opera master, despite only writing 1 opera o Webern – minimalist, acerbic o 2 nd Viennese school of composition (first was Haydn, Mozard, and Beetoven) o Schoenberg cam e from modest jewish family, worked as a banker during the day, self-taught musician, painter, and writer o Expressionist painter, also wrote music theory books o Compositions are string-based, rather than piano-based o First pieces were typically late romatic – thick, rich sensual harmonies, gradually separated self form need to have major-minor scales, drifted
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Lecture 17 - Lecture 17 MUS 103 April 8, 2009 Thoman Mann,...

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