Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg

1st Edition

Edited by Charlotte M. Cross, Russell A. Berman


336 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138978850
pub: 2016-07-26
Hardback: 9780815328315
pub: 1999-10-01
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315052229
pub: 2013-06-17
from $25.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


The original essays in this collection chronicle the transformation of Arnold Schoenberg's works from music as pure art to music as a vehicle of religious and political ideas, during the first half of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary volume includes contributions from musicologists, music theorists, and scholars of German literature and of Jewish studies.


"The seriousness and steadfastness of his "mission"--to be a beacon for music in contemporary culture--and the ambivalence of his position as a thoroughly Europeanized Jew resonante in these informative, thoroughly documented articles, written primarily by younger scholars." -- Choice

About the Series

Border Crossings

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General