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Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years

Sabine Feisst


The first full-length study dedicated to Schoenberg’s life and music in the United States, this book dispels many myths and fills significant gaps in the existing literature on Schoenberg. Drawing on much new information, the book traces early American Schoenberg champions, who set the stage for Schoenberg’s arrival in 1933. The volume addresses in detail how Schoenberg, while coming to terms with his German and Jewish identities, developed an American identity both privately and professionally. New light is cast on Schoenberg’s relations with Americans, his interest in American culture, and c ... More

Keywords: American Schoenberg champions, American identity, Jewish identity, German identity, Performance, American educational system, composers, scholars, performers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabine Feisst, author
Arizona State University
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