Saturday 13, Sunday 14 September 2014
Arnold Schoenberg is best known for his extensive writings on harmony and counterpoint and the development of twelve-tone composition, but he is also known for the aesthetic qualities of his highly expressive works.
Whether it is the early atonal works, his dodecaphonic works, or the allusions to tonality embraced in his later works written during his exile in the United States of America, his influence on other composers and artists has been hugely significant.
To mark the 140th anniversary of the composer’s birth, this two-day conference aims to bring together scholars investigating Schoenberg’s life and works from a broad range of perspectives, including performance, analysis and historical musicology, in an effort to enhance the understanding of the legacy of this renowned composer.
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