Anton von Webern (20th-Century Composers)

Anton von Webern (20th-Century Composers)

By: Malcolm Hayes (author)Paperback

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Anton von Webern's reputation as the originator of avant-garde music has conspired against a true recognition of one of the twentieth-century's greatest composer's. He was a pupil of Schoenberg and, like his teacher, he came to use the twelve-note method, but combined this with his love of chamber music to create a sound that was entirely his own. Single-minded and a perfectionist, he created an ouevre of extreme concentration. In this unique biography, Malcolm Hayes sets Webern's radical technical advances against the Romantic inheritance of nineteenth-century Austro-Germany, tracing the development of a man and his music. For those seeking a deeper enjoyment or understanding of Webern's work, this fluent introduction is essential reading.

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Malcolm Hayes is a music journalist and specialist on the music of Webern and Schoenberg. He has written extensively for The Times and Daily Telegraph.


Prelude - beginnings (1883-1904); Schoenberg (1904-8); Unknown territory (1909-14); the singing heart; through the looking glass; the sunlight speaks; epilogue; list of works.

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/10/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780714831572
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780714831572
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0714831573

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