The Resource Alban Berg : music as autobiography, Constantin Floros ; translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch

Alban Berg : music as autobiography, Constantin Floros ; translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch

Label
Alban Berg : music as autobiography
Title
Alban Berg
Title remainder
music as autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Constantin Floros ; translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The central point of this book is the realization that the creative work of Alban Berg, which in recent years has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest, is largely rooted in autobiography, so that therefore one can gain access to the music by studying the inner biography of its creator. Accordingly, the first of the three parts of this volume outlines a character portrait of this great composer. Part two considers the conditions relevant to a deeper understanding of Berg and of the Second Viennese School generally. In part three, then, Berg's key works will be analyzed and semantically deciphered in terms of his inner biography. The study is based not only on the sources in print but also on the rich unpublished material. Alban Berg was incapable of composing without a program. He needed an extra-musical stimulus. With him, personal experience was the indispensable condition of the creative process: the autobiographic reference was all-important for composing."
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B47
LC item number
F513 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Alban Berg : music as autobiography, Constantin Floros ; translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Revised and expanded version of the German original edition: "Alban Berg. Musik als Autobiographie" by Constantin Floros. Wiesbaden, Germany : Breitkopf & Härtel, c1992
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Table of Contents; Foreword; 1 Part One: Personality Aspects; 1.1 Principles; 1.2 Creativity; 1.3 Asthma; 1.4 The "Godforsaken" City; 1.5 Composing in the Country; 1.6 The Insidiousness of Success; 1.7 Humanity; 1.8 Longing for Happiness or Deliverance through Art; 1.9 Fidelity; 1.10 From Goethe to Wedekind; 1.11 Irony and Skepticism; 1.12 Image of Woman; 1.13 Love of Nature; 1.14 Religiosity; 1.15 Faith, Love and Hope; 1.16 Commitment to Radical Modernism and German Music; 2 Part Two: Theoretical Presuppositions; 2.1 Questions Regarding the Psychology of Creation
  • 2.1.1 Inspiration as Gift from On High2.1.2 Experience as Condition of Creation; 2.2 Inward and Outward Nature; 2.3 From Overt to Covert Program Music; 2.3.1 Schönberg and Program Music; 2.3.2 Berg and Program Music; 2.4 Fate and Superstition; 2.5 Numerology; 2.5.1 Preliminaries; 2.5.2 Schönberg's Number: The Ominous 13; 2.5.3 Berg's Number: The Fateful 23; 2.5.4 Berg and Numbers; 2.6 Tone Ciphers; 2.7 Magic Music; 2.7.1 Doctor Faustus as Point of Departure; 2.7.2 Mirror Magic; 2.7.3 Magic Squares; 2.8 Symmetry and Palindrome; 2.8.1 The Idea of the Retrograde in Schönberg
  • 2.8.2 Parallelisms and Mirror-Symmetric Structures in Berg2.9 Tonality, Atonality and Dodecaphony: Transvaluation of All Values; 2.9.1 The Atonal Cosmos as Counter-Universe; 2.9.2 Embracing Complexity; 2.9.3 Berg's Specialty: Tonal Elements in Dodecaphony; 2.9.4 Transvaluation of the Tritone; 2.9.5 The Tonal as Symbolizing the Abnormal and Trivial; 3 Part Three: Life and Work; 3.1 Helene and Alban: "The Story of a Great Love"; 3.2 The String Quartet for Helene; 3.2.1 The Autobiographical Background; 3.2.2 Genesis of the Work: From Tonality to Free Atonality; 3.2.3 Tectonics
  • 3.2.4 Semantics: Echoes of Schönberg's George Lieder and Wagnerian Motifs3.3 March of an Asthmatic: The Third of the Orchesterstücke op. 6; 3.3.1 Genesis and Autobiographic Occasion; 3.3.2 Musico-Semantic Hints; 3.4 Wozzeck as a Message for Humanity; 3.4.1 An "Opera of Social Compassion"?; 3.4.2 The Characterization of Three Figures in the Opera: the Captain, the Doctor, and Wozzeck; 3.4.3 The "Epilogue" to the Opera as "Author's Confession"; 3.4.4 Excursus: The Epilogue as "Invention on a Key"; 3.4.5 Wozzeck as a Parable; 3.4.6 Some Thoughts about Music between the Two World Wars
  • 3.5 Berg, Schönberg and Webern: Profiles of a Friendship3.6 The Chamber Concerto: Homage to Schönberg, Mathilde and the Schönberg Circle; 3.6.1 Genesis of the Work; 3.6.2 Three's a Charm; 3.6.3 Tectonics and Number Symbolism:The Numbers Three and Five; 3.6.4 Thema scherzoso con variationi: "Freundschaft." -- The Schönberg Circle; 3.6.5 Adagio -- Mathilde; 3.6.6 Introduzione: "Thunderstorm" -- Grief at Mathilde's Death; 3.6.7 Rondo Ritmico: the World as a Kaleidoscope; 3.7 From Helene to Hanna: The Two Versionsof the Storm Lied Schließe mir die Augen beide; 3.7.1 Genesis
Control code
ocn883377850
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783653046847
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b30595605
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883377850
  • pebcs1306931843

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