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Schoenberg and His World Paperback – August 9, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: Bard Music Festival
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (August 9, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691048614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691048611
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,904,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Caruthers on May 6, 2001
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I used this book for a seminar I led about the music of Arnold Schoenberg. Since I'm a professional musician it all made sense to me, but for readers who don't read music, and don't understand terms in music theory (retrograde inversion, etc) it would be quite intimidating. Yes, the opening chronology is wonderful, and Leon Botstein's essay is fabulous. There is also a fascinating section of comments by American composers, and comments by various people about Schoenberg's paintings. But about half of the book is detailed musical analysis.
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