The Bard Music Festival concert series starts tonight featuring composer Alban Berg (1885–1935). Each year the Bard Music Festival undertakes the exploration of a single composer’s life, work, and times. The concerts, lectures, and panel discussions of the festival are complemented by a book of related articles, essays, and letters edited by a prominent music scholar. Princeton University Press is pleased to announce:
Alban Berg and His World
Edited by Christopher Hailey
Alban Berg and His World is a collection of essays and source material that repositions Berg as the pivotal figure of Viennese musical modernism. His allegiance to the austere rigor of Arnold Schoenberg’s musical revolution was balanced by a lifelong devotion to the warm sensuousness of Viennese musical tradition and a love of lyric utterance, the emotional intensity of opera, and the expressive nuance of late-Romantic tonal practice.
Read chapter one online: http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9319.pdf
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