Verklarte Nacht and Pierrot Lunaire
Inspired by a poem of Richard Dehmel, the 1899 work Verklärte Nacht is a tone poem for string sextet composed in the late-Romantic tradition. Pierrot Lunaire, composed in 1912, is a musical setting for speaker and chamber ensemble of 21 poems by Albert Giraud, incorporating Schoenberg's revolutionary theory of atonality and singing-speech delivery called "Sprechstimme."
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 26th 1994 by Dover Publications
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He was an Austrian composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the spelling Schönberg until after his move to the United States in 1934 (Steinberg 1995, 463), whereupon he altered it to Schoenberg "in deference to American practice" (Foss 1951, 401), though one writer claims he made the change a year earlier (Ross...moreMore about Arnold Schoenberg...