Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism

Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism

Marcus, Kenneth H. (University of la Verne, California)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Schoenberg is often viewed as an isolated composer who was ill-at-ease in exile. Kenneth H. Marcus shows that, contrary to this perception, Schoenberg was deeply involved in the cultural and intellectual environment in which he found himself, and had multiple connections in Hollywood as well as within academia.
Introduction; Part I. Modernism in Southern California, 1913-44: 1. Early Modernism in Southern California, 1913-33; 2. Hollywood and exile; 3. The road to Westwood: from USC to UCLA; Part II. The Private and Public Spheres, 1936-51: 4. The private world of Schoenberg; 5. Judaism revisited: Schoenberg's Jewish works; 6. War, nationalism, and anticommunism; 7. Troubles in paradise: the final years; Conclusion; Appendices: 1. List of works in exile, 1934-50; 2. Text to Arnold Schoenberg, Kol Nidre, Op. 39; 3. Text to Arnold Schoenberg, A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46; 4. Text to Arnold Schoenberg, Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41 by Lord Byron; 5. Bertolt Brecht, letter and poem, 'Und in eurem Lande?', to Arnold Schoenberg for his 68th birthday (1942).