Anton von Webern

Malcolm Hayes

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

Born into the Imperial, musical history of Vienna, Webern grew to become captivated by means of Renaissance vocal song, and this scholar ardour was once to hang-out his compositions all his existence. A student of Schoenberg, he additionally got here to exploit the twelve-note strategy, and mixed this together with his love of chamber song to create a valid that's totally his personal. regardless of a prolific price of composition in his early years, Webern’s song output is small and has a tendency to severe brevity. Tragically, he was once by chance shot and killed within the Allied career of Austria. His paintings has endured to steer musicians through the 20th century and because.

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