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Style and Idea

by Arnold Schoenberg


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In these enlightening essays, the Austrian composer and music theorist presents his vision of how music speaks to us and what it is capable of saying.
This book is full of essays which Arnold Schoenberg wrote on style and idea. He talks about the relationship to the text, new and outmoded music, composition in twelve tones, entertaining through composing, the relationship of heart and mind in music, evaluation of music, and other essays.

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Philosophical Library/Open Road
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Arnold Schoenberg (Author)

Arnold Schoenberg (13 September 1874–13 July 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the spelling Schönberg until aft...

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