Schoenberg and Tonality: The Eight Songs Op. 6 (Series: Analysis in Context. Leuven Studies in Musicology, 5)

By: Kristof Boucquet

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Summary: Arnold Schoenberg is usually associated with the breakdown of tonality in the early twentieth century. The present book challenges this familiar narrative by considering his Eight Songs op. 6 (1903-05) as the culmination of his tonal mastery. It is the first monograph devoted to these pieces. The songs are placed in the historical and philosophical context of turn-of-the-century Vienna, and related to the composer’s views on music, language, the musical idea, and tonality. Each of the songs is analysed from a different perspective in order to trace its generative ‘Gedanke’ or idea. Schoenberg’s treatment of tonality is ultimately seen in terms not of destruction and loss, but of creative construction and of expanding relations within musical space. Printed Pages: 278

Title: Schoenberg and Tonality: The Eight Songs Op. 6 (Series: Analysis in Context. Leuven Studies in Musicology, 5)

Author Name: Kristof Boucquet

Categories: History,

Publisher: Peeters Publishers: 2018

ISBN: 9042935707

ISBN 13: 9789042935709

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1203797

Keywords: Schoenberg and Tonality: The Eight Songs Op. 6 (Series: Analysis in Context. Leuven Studies in Musicology, 5) Kristof Boucquet