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 history of Vienna, Webern turned captivated via Renaissance vocal track, and this pupil ardour was once to hang-out his compositions all his lifestyles. A student of Schoenberg, he additionally got here to exploit the twelve-note approach, and mixed this along with his love of chamber tune to create a valid that's totally his personal. regardless of a prolific fee of composition in his early years, Webern’s track output is small and has a tendency to severe brevity. Tragically, he used to be unintentionally shot and killed within the Allied career of Austria. His paintings has endured to steer musicians in the course of the 20th century and because.

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