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Author Dineen, Murray
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Publisher Linköping University Electronic Press
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Date Created 2010-07-14
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) A
Subject Keyword Arnold Schoenberg ♦ Ernst Mach ♦ General Works ♦ Harmonielehre ♦ Musicology
Abstract This article examines Schoenberg’s Harmonielehre as a text shaped by the influence of Central European science and politics. In accord with a severely economical approach to his subject, Schoenberg’s critique of figured bass and chorale harmonization is compared with Ernst Mach’s writings on scientific method. In support of this comparison, the article addresses the role played in Schoenberg’s political development by the Leftist editor and organizer, David J. Bach, one of Schoenberg’s closest childhood friends and a student of Mach. The comparison between Schoenberg and Mach, then, is drawn not only in terms of scientific method but also in light of the radical politics of the Austrian Left at the time, a politics for which both Mach and Schoenberg held sympathies. It should not be overlooked that later, however, they ceased to acknowledge these sympathies explicitly, and Schoenberg would appear to have abandoned them entirely.
ISSN 20001525
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-06-01
e-ISSN 20001525
Journal Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research
Volume Number 1
Page Count 31
Starting Page 105
Ending Page 135


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