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The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Nicholas Cook


Today we think of Heinrich Schenker, who lived in Vienna from 1884 until his death in 1935, as the most influential music theorist of the 20th century. But he saw his theoretical writings as part of a comprehensive project for the reform of musical composition, performance, criticism, and education — and beyond that, as addressing fundamental cultural, social, and political problems of the deeply troubled age in which he lived. This book aims at an understanding of Schenker's project through reading his key works within a series of period contexts. These include music criticism, the field in w ... More

Keywords: Vienna, music theory, culture, modernism, conservatism, anti-semitism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Cook, author
Professorial Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London
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