Schoenberg's Early Correspondence: 1891–May 1907

Arnold Schoenberg, Ethan Haimo (Editor), Sabine Feisst (Editor)

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Early in his career, the composer Arnold Schoenberg maintained correspondence with many notable figures: Gustav Mahler, Heinrich Schenker, Guido Adler, Arnold Rosé, Richard Strauss, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Anton von Webern, to name a few. This volume presents English translations of the entirety of Arnold Schoenberg's early correspondence, from the earliest extant letters in 1891 to those written in the aftermath of the controversial premieres of his string quartet no. 1, op. 7, and the Kammersymphonie, op. 9. The letters provide a wealth of information on many of the crucial stages in Schoenberg's early career, offering invaluable insights into his daily life and working habits. New details emerge about his activities at Wolzogen's Buntes Theater in Berlin, his frequently confrontational interactions with his first publisher (Dreililien Verlag), the reactions of friends and critics to the premieres of his works, his role in the founding of the Vereinigung schaffender Tonkünstler, hi
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press Oxford
Number of pages423
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-538372-0
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSchoenberg in words
PublisherOxford University Press

Bibliographical note

xx, 423 pages


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