Expressionist music
The term expressionism "was probably first applied to music in 1918, especially to Schoenberg", because like the painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) he avoided "traditional forms of beauty" to conve...
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Violin: Katica Illenyi (Illényi Katica) Maurice Ravel: Bolero Arrangement: Rezső Ott (Ott Rezső) Győr Philharmonic Orchestra Con...
Die glückliche Hand - Arnold Schoenberg: Die glueckliche Hand op. 18 (Excerpts)
De Nederlandse Opera (live recording). Conductor: Oliver Knussen, stage director: Pierre Audi, concept: Iannis Kounellis (Amsterdam 2005). Score available at...
Arnold Schoenberg - Give Schoenberg's work a chance
Tom Service: Daniel Barenboim is determined to give Schoenberg's 'difficult' work its due during his residency at the South Bank – a battle the composer knew would be tough 80 years ago
Drei Klavierstücke
The first of the Op. 11 set, one of Arnold Schoenberg's earliest experiments in free atonality. Performed by Glenn Gould.
String quartets (Schoenberg)
The final movement of Schoenberg's 2nd string quartet. I feel the air of other planets... I will probably upload the other three movements soon.
Frankfurter Museumsorchester, director: Sylvain Cambreling, Wozzeck: Dale Duesing, Marie: Kristine Ciesinski.
Expressionist music
Full-length concert at Schoenberg: Erwartung (Expectation) / Evelyn Herlitzius, soprano · Sir Simon Rattle, con...
Five Pieces for Orchestra
Anton Webern: Five Pieces For Orchestra (1911-1913)
Maurice Ravel
An impressive performance of Ravel's Bolero by the orchestra directed by the Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu.
Alban Berg
Frankfurter Museumsorchester, director: Sylvain Cambreling, Wozzeck: Dale Duesing, Marie: Kristine Ciesinski.
Anton Webern
Anton Webern Symphonie op.21 I. Langsam schreitend One of my absolute favorites.
Arnold Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony op. 9; Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf (recorded 1984). Score available at
Wassily Kandinsky
Path to Abstraction.
Maurice Ravel - Bolero
An impressive performance of Ravel's Bolero by the orchestra directed by the Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu.
Maurice Ravel - Piano concerto in G major
Alicia de Larrocha plays Ravel piano concerto in G 1st movement with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Recorded live in 1997.
Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg ([ˈaːʁnɔlt ˈʃøːnbɛʁk]; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry...
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String quartets (Schoenberg)
The Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg published four string quartets, distributed over his lifetime. These were the String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7 (1905), String Quartet No. 2 in F sharp min...
Erwartung (translation: Expectation), Op. 17, is a one-act monodrama by Arnold Schoenberg to a libretto by Marie Pappenheim. Composed in 1909, it was not premiered until June 6, 1924, in Prague conduc...
Five Pieces for Orchestra
The Five Pieces for Orchestra (Fünf Orchesterstücke), Op. 16, was composed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1909. The titles of the pieces, reluctantly added by the composer after the work's completion upon t...
Five Pieces for Orchestra - Wikipedia
Die glückliche Hand
Die glückliche Hand (Op. 18), (The Hand of Fate), is a Drama mit Musik ("drama with music") by Arnold Schoenberg in four scenes. It was composed between 1910 and 1913. Like Erwartung, composed a year ...
Anton Webern
Anton Webern ([ˈantɔn ˈveːbɐn]; 3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a member of the Second Viennese School. As a student, significant follower of, and i...
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Alban Berg
Alban Maria Johannes Berg (/ˈɑːlbɑːn bɛrɡ/; [ˈbɛɐ̯k]; February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. He was a member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Web...
Alban Berg - Wikipedia
Wozzeck is the first opera by the Austrian composer Alban Berg. It was composed between 1914 and 1922 and first performed in 1925. The opera is based on the drama Woyzeck, which was left incomplete by...
Second Viennese School
The Second Viennese School (German: Zweite Wiener Schule, Neue Wiener Schule) is the group of composers that comprised Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils and close associates in early 20th century V...
Wassily Kandinsky
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (/kænˈdɪnski/; Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasiliy Vasil’yevich Kandinskiy, [vaˈsʲilʲɪj kɐnˈdʲinskʲɪj]; 16 December [O.S. 4 December]...
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Eduard Steuermann
Eduard Steuermann (June 18, 1892 in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire – November 11, 1964 in New York City) was an Austrian (and later American) pianist and composer.Steuermann studied piano with Vilém ...
Eduard Steuermann - Wikipedia
Josef Rufer
Josef Rufer (1893–1985) was an Austrian-born musicologist. He is regarded as a significant figure mainly on account of his association with and writings on Arnold Schoenberg.Rufer was a pupil of...
Paul Pisk
Paul Amadeus Pisk (May 16, 1893, Vienna - January 12, 1990, Los Angeles) was an Austria-born composer and musicologist. A prize named in his honor is the highest award for a graduate student paper at...
Norbert von Hannenheim
Norbert von Hannenheim, with full name Norbert Wolfgang Stephan Hann von Hannenheim (*1898.5.15 Nagyszeben, +1945.9.29 in the Landeskrankenhaus Obrawalde near Międzyrzecz) was an Austro-Hungarian-born...