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By Alban Berg

Few figures have motivated 20th-century track up to Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg. Their letters, the most vital resources of knowledge concerning the history to their tune, are right here released for the 1st time. The editors have transcribed, translated and annotated greater than 800 letters and from this mammoth physique of fabric have chosen 370 that replicate the lives and instances of those nice composers. The letters exhibit a lot in regards to the courting among Berg and Schoenberg: first as scholar and instructor, then as acquaintances and at last, after the premiere of Wozzeck, as colleagues and friends. in addition they make clear the explanations for Schoenberg's circulate to Berlin in 1911, the intrigue in the back of the early loss of life of the Society for personal Musical functionality, and Schoenberg's feigned indifference to the luck of Wozzeck. Schoenberg describes his first years in the US and the correspondence ends with Berg's dying in 1935. The letters are absolutely annotated and supplemented with appendices, facsimiles and plenty of pictures.

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