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New PDF release: Anton von Webern

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By 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 background of Vienna, Webern grew to become captivated by means of Renaissance vocal track, and this scholar ardour used to be to hang-out his compositions all his existence. A scholar of Schoenberg, he additionally got here to exploit the twelve-note approach, and mixed this along with his love of chamber song to create a legitimate that's solely his personal. regardless of a prolific expense of composition in his early years, Webern’s tune 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 in the course of the 20th century and because.

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This illness may have been connected with his brief military service in 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. His previous military training in 1867 had been cut short by injuries contracted through a fall from his horse, and by 1870 he was a Swiss citizen. When the war broke out, however, he volunteered for service as a medical orderly. While ministering-in a boxcar, and unrelieved for three days and nights -to six men who were severely wounded and also sick with dysentery and diphtheria, Nietzsche caught both diseases and, after delivering his charges to a field hospital, required medical attention himself.

He is best known as the founder of a literary circle, the George Kreis, which made important contributions to modern German poetry, criticism, and cultural historiography. Some of its members became professors at various German universities, and it was primarily as an educator of educators and writers that George made his influence felt. And as Nietzsche became one of the heroes of the Kreis, the poet's influence on the Nietzsche legend was considerable. The Kreis was united by a common sorrow over the desecration of the German language, its progressive degeneration into journalese, and the impossibility of using this profaned medium for the expression of deep feelings or great thoughts.

I of Nietzsche: Sa vie et sa pensee) is not very specific; but Felix Stahclin's few pages on the SUbject of any possible influence are very good, though admittedly quite inconclusive. (Introd. to Griechische Kulturgeschichte, ed. ) 3 VIIl-XI Nietzsche's Life as Background of His Thought ~ 29 broken with Wagner, whom Burckhardt had always disliked, Nietzsche still revered the old professor and paid his respects to him in his last works. 6 The older man's reaction seems typical: sympathetic and yet without relinquishing his customary reserve, he took the letter to Nietzsche's friend Franz Overbeck, stating that he believed it was something of concern to Overbeck.

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