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By Christopher Hailey

Alban Berg and His World is a suite of essays and resource fabric that repositions Berg because the pivotal determine of Viennese musical modernism. His allegiance to the austere rigor of Arnold Schoenberg's musical revolution was once balanced via a lifelong devotion to the nice and cozy sensuousness of Viennese musical culture and a love of lyric utterance, the emotional depth of opera, and the expressive nuance of late-Romantic tonal practice.

The essays during this assortment discover the categorical traits of Berg's model of musical modernism, and current newly translated letters and records that remove darkness from his courting to the politics and tradition of his period. Of specific importance are the 1st translations of Berg's newly stumbled on level paintings Night (Nocturne), Hermann Watznauer's intimate account of Berg's early years, and the recognized memorial factor of the tune periodical 23. members contemplate Berg's fascination with palindromes and reflect pictures and their courting to notions of time and id; the Viennese roots of his particular orchestral sort; his hyperlinks to such Viennese contemporaries as Alexander Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold; and his makes an attempt to move throughout the perilous shoals of gender, race, and fascist politics.

The members are Antony Beaumont, Leon Botstein, Regina Busch, Nicholas Chadwick, Mark DeVoto, Douglas Jarman, Sherry Lee, and Margaret Notley.

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Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
August 13-15, 2010 and August 20-22, 2010

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