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Malcolm MacDonald


This book takes advantage of 30 years of recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of Schoenberg’s aims and significance to produce a newly revised guide to Schoenberg’s life and work. The book demonstrates the indissoluble links among Schoenberg’s musical language (particularly the enigmatic and influential 12-tone method), his personal character, and his creative ideas, as well as the deep connection between his genius as a teacher and as a revolutionary composer. Exploring influences on the composer’s early life, the book offers a new perspective on Schoenbe ... More

Keywords: Schoenberg, musical language, 12-tone method, creative ideas, composer, teacher, childhood trauma, Vienna Ringtheater

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195172010
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm MacDonald, author