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Schoenberg is often viewed as an isolated composer who was ill-at-ease in exile. In this book Kenneth H. Marcus shows that in fact Schoenberg's connections to Hollywood ran deep, and most of the composer's exile compositions had some connection to the cultural and intellectual environment in which he found himself. He was friends with numerous successful film industry figures, including George Gershwin, Oscar Levant, David Raksin and Alfred Newman, and each contributed to the composer's life and work in different ways: helping him to obtain students, making recordings of his music, and arranging commissions. While teaching at both the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, Schoenberg was able to bridge two utterly different worlds: the film industry and the academy. Marcus shows that alongside Schoenberg's vital impact upon Southern California Modernism through his pedagogy, compositions and texts, he also taught students who became central to American musical modernism, including John Cage and Lou Harrison.

Title Schoenberg and Hollywood modernism / Kenneth H. Marcus.
Publisher Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Creation Date 2016
Content Part I : Modernism in southern California, 1913-1944 -- Early modernism in southern California, 1913-1933 -- Hollywood and exile -- The road to Westwood : from USC to UCLA -- Part II : The private and public spheres, 1936-1951 -- The private world of Schoenberg -- Judaism revisited : Schoenberg's Jewish works -- War, nationalism, and anticommunism -- Troubles in paradise: the final years -- Conclusion -- Appendices. List of works in exile, 1934-1950
Text to Arnold Schoenberg, Kol Nidre, op. 39
Text to Arnold Schoenberg, A survivor from Warsaw, op. 46
Text to Arnold Schoenberg, Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, op. 41 by Lord Byron
Bertolt Brecht, letter and poem, "Und in eurem Lande?," to Arnold Schoenberg for his 68th birthday (1942).
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-388) and index.
Format xix, 401 pages : illustrations, maps, music, portraits
26 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2016
Identifier ISBN9781107064997
System Number 990047217840205171
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