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Anton von Webern

By Malcolm Hayes

During this biography of 1 of the 20 th century’s maximum composers, Malcolm Hayes units Webern’s radical technical advances opposed to the Romantic inheritance of nineteenth-century Austro-Germany, tracing the advance of a guy and his music.

Born into the Imperial, musical historical past of Vienna, Webern turned captivated by way of Renaissance vocal tune, and this scholar ardour used to be to hang-out his compositions all his lifestyles. A scholar of Schoenberg, he additionally got here to take advantage of the twelve-note strategy, and mixed this together with his love of chamber tune to create a valid that's fullyyt his personal. regardless of a prolific cost of composition in his early years, Webern’s track output is small and has a tendency to severe brevity. Tragically, he used to be by accident shot and killed within the Allied career of Austria. His paintings has persevered to persuade musicians in the course of the 20th century and because.

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