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Modernism and Misogyny in Arnold Schoenberg's Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, Opus 15

Abstract Arnold Schoenberg's 1908-09 song cycle, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten [The Book of the Hanging Gardens], opus 15, represents one of his most decisive early steps into the realm of musical modernism. In the midst of personal and artistic crises, Schoenberg set texts by Stefan George in a style he called "pantonality," and described his composition as radically new. Though stylistically progressive, however, Schoenberg's musical achievement had certain ideologically conservative roots: the composer numbered among turn-of-the-century Viennese artists and thinkers whose opposition to the conventional and the popular--in favor of artistic autonomy and creativity--concealed a reactionary misogyny. A critical reading of Hanging G... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Ginger, Kerry Anne (Author) / Fitzpatrick, Carole (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Mook, Richard (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Gender studies / Freud / Gender / McClary / Misogyny / Modernism / Schoenberg
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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