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Contents

Music in the Early Twentieth Century

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Chapter:
CHAPTER 12 In Search of Utopia
Source:
MUSIC IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin

Whatever its source, Schoenberg did express discomfort with what music historian Joseph Auner has called the “intuitive aesthetic”16 that produced Erwartung. His creative trough was a response to this dilemma. Outwardly Schoenberg cast the dilemma as one involving the autonomy of music rather than the spiritual health of the composer. Composing Erwartung—that is, a thirty-minute stretch of athematic atonal music — would have been impossible without a text to hang it on. Could a way be found to compose such music without an extramusical crutch?

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 12 In Search of Utopia." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2018. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume4/actrade-9780195384840-div1-012003.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 12 In Search of Utopia. In Oxford University Press, Music in the Early Twentieth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 10 Dec. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume4/actrade-9780195384840-div1-012003.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 12 In Search of Utopia." In Music in the Early Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 10 Dec. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume4/actrade-9780195384840-div1-012003.xml
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