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  • Paperback
  • 560 pages
  • Style and Idea: Selected Writings
  • Arnold Schoenberg
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 0520052943

10 thoughts on “Style and Idea: Selected Writings

  1. Carol Carol says:

    This collection of essays by Arnold Schoenberg is not exactly a fun or completely pleasurable read, but it is very illuminating and very worthwhile for anyone interested in modern music Schoenberg was very intelligent and had a truly impressive understanding of music and ability to convey his analysis of various works His prose style is not always beautiful, but it is always clear and expresses his ideas well And at times, especially when responding to critics, Schoenberg can produce a wither This collection of essays by Arnold Schoenberg is not exactly a fun or completely pleasurable read, but it is very illuminating and very worthwhile for anyone interested in modern music Schoenberg was very intelligent and had a truly impressive understanding of music and ability to convey his analysis of various works His prose style is not always beautiful, but it is always clear and expresses his ideas well And at times, especially when responding to critics, Schoenberg can produce a withering sarcasm that is subtly amusing.Reading Style and Idea all at one go did give me the advantage of understanding what was truly important and even crucial to Schoenberg, through seeing which ideas came up repeatedly, across many years and many subjects He was concerned above all with the clear conveying of a musical idea He really believed that he had, in his twelve tone compositional technique, discovered the next logical step in the development of Western art music and that he had thus secured the future of music Perhaps at times he seems a little too sure of its centrality He had extremely exacting and high standards for music and musicians especially composers I very much admired his intellect and insight


  2. Will Will says:

    Every tone which is added to a beginning tone makes the meaning of that tone doubtful If, for instance, G follows after C, the ear may not be sure whether this expresses C major or G major, or even F major or E minor and the addition of other tones may or may not clarify this problem In this manner there is produced a state of unrest, of imbalance which grows throughout most of the piece, and is enforced further by similar functions of the rhythm The method by which balance is restored seem Every tone which is added to a beginning tone makes the meaning of that tone doubtful If, for instance, G follows after C, the ear may not be sure whether this expresses C major or G major, or even F major or E minor and the addition of other tones may or may not clarify this problem In this manner there is produced a state of unrest, of imbalance which grows throughout most of the piece, and is enforced further by similar functions of the rhythm The method by which balance is restored seems to me the real idea of the composition The tool itself may fall into disuse, but the idea behind it can never become obsolete And therein lies the difference between a mere style and a real idea An idea can never perish. He who really uses his brain for thinking can only be possessed of one desire to resolve his task He cannot let external conditions exert influence upon the results of his thinking Two times two is four whether one likes it or not One thinks only for the sake of one s idea And thus art can only be created for its own sake An idea is born it must be molded, formulated, developed, elaborated, carried through and pursued to its very end


  3. Augusto Lopetegui Augusto Lopetegui says:

    This collection of unpublished letters and articles by Arnold Sch nberg deserves a special place in every musician and music lover s desk, preferrably within grasp Okay, I ve read itthan three times and come back to it almost on a daily basis Five stars all the way, this book could be of importance to those who think that you can t actually talk about music and art in general There s a lot to think and discuss about art, taste, form, fashions , style, and of course content the Idea This collection of unpublished letters and articles by Arnold Sch nberg deserves a special place in every musician and music lover s desk, preferrably within grasp Okay, I ve read itthan three times and come back to it almost on a daily basis Five stars all the way, this book could be of importance to those who think that you can t actually talk about music and art in general There s a lot to think and discuss about art, taste, form, fashions , style, and of course content the Idea Sch nberg dives deep into the essence of music composition theory and brings forth the eternal questions and a reasonable amount of possible answers about the mysteries of the geniuses of the past and the fate of future forms, notation techniques, intellectual property rights, the administration of public music education, theaters, and even the evolution of standard orchestral instruments All this important technical matters are furnished with a decent amount of digressions by the author in what can be called extremely personal opinions and a relentless criticism to past and present musical trends, institutions, composers, theorists, pedagogues and even to critics themselves Pure gold


  4. Yuval Yuval says:

    His music may make you think he was an exacting, impossibly harsh megalomaniac, but in this wide ranging collection of writings, he comes off as an inspired and quite hilarious philosopher of sound.


  5. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    Essential for serious study of 20th century classical music.


  6. Luiz Fukushiro Luiz Fukushiro says:

    In specific topics, like music of Mahler and Brahms, music critics and his own works, Schoenberg exposes his views about function, form and idea in music, specially in the work of composing Schoenberg s thoughts are easy to understand, but shows a very deep knowledge of music history and passionate but solid basis for his thoughts The use of technical language can make some parts a littledifficult, but nothing that can make one misses the point.


  7. Josh Eustis Josh Eustis says:

    I ve read it twice It s tough Helps to have a music background But this is a great way into the mind of one of the top five most important music composers in the history of humankind Hilarious, insightful, didactic, inspiring Hone your theory chops and it will help you get through it Essential to anyone who writes or tries to write music.


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    I think I would enjoy thisnow that I m not using it for a course Schoenberg s ideas and philosophy were quite interesting, if I remember correctly.


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Style and Idea: Selected Writings[KINDLE] ✽ Style and Idea: Selected Writings By Arnold Schoenberg – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk One of the most influential collections of music ever published, Style and Idea includes Schoenberg s writings about himself and his music as well as studies of many other composers and reflections on One of the Idea: Selected PDF É most influential collections of music ever published, Style and Idea includes Schoenberg s writings about himself and his music as well as studies of many other composers and reflections on art and society.


About the Author: Arnold Schoenberg

He was an Idea: Selected PDF É Austrian composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School He used the spelling Sch nberg until after his move to the United States in Steinberg , , whereupon he altered it to Schoenberg in deference to American practice Foss , , though one writer claims he made the change a year earlier Ross , Schoenberg s approach, both in terms of harmony Style and ePUB Ò and development, is among the major landmarks of th century musical thought at least three generations of composers in the European and American traditions have consciously extended his thinking or, in some cases, passionately reacted against it During the rise of the Nazi Party in Austria, his music was labeled, alongside jazz, as degenerate art citation neededSchoenberg was widely known early in his career for his success in simultaneously extending the traditionally opposed German Romantic styles of Brahms and and Idea: Selected ePUB ☆ Wagner Later, his name would come to personify pioneering innovations in atonality that would become the most polemical feature of th century art music In the s, Schoenberg developed the twelve tone technique, a widely influential compositional method of manipulating an ordered series of all twelve notes in the chromatic scale He also coined the term developing variation, and was the first modern composer to embrace ways of developing motifs without resorting to the dominance of a centralized melodic ideaSchoenberg was also a painter, an important music theorist, and an influential teacher of composition his students included Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Hanns Eisler, Egon Wellesz, and later John Cage, Lou Harrison, Earl Kim, and many other prominent musicians Many of Schoenberg s practices, including the formalization of compositional method, and his habit of openly inviting audiences to think analytically, are echoed in avant garde musical thought throughout the th century His often polemical views of music history and aesthetics were crucial to many of the th century s significant musicologists and critics, including Theodor Adorno, Charles Rosen, and Carl Dahlhaus His thought also had a considerable influence on the pianists Rudolf Serkin, Artur Schnabel, and Eduard Steuermann, and, later, Glenn GouldSchoenberg s archival legacy is collected at the Arnold Sch nberg Center in Vienna.