Anton von Webern Malcolm Hayes

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Anton von Webern (1883-1945) was born into the aristocratic, musical heritage of Vienna. An early passion for Renaissance vocal music haunts his compositions, but as a result of his studies with Arnold Schoenberg he became a disciple of the 12-note technique which he used to create a sound that came to characterize his style. Tragically killed during the Allied occupation of Austria, he remains a profound influence on musicians of subsequent generations. Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 220 x 156 mm (8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • ISBN: 9780714831572

Malcolm Hayes is a music journalist and specialist on the music of Webern and Schoenberg. He has written extensively for The Times and Daily Telegraph.

"Provides a vital point of access to those seeking a deeper understanding or enjoyment of his music."—Gramophone

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