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    Webern composed this one movement work for string quartet in June 1905 but it wasn't publicly performed until 1962. The Langsamer Satz ("Slow Movement") originated during a hiking trip in Austria that Webern took with his cousin who he later married. It is a romantic, tonal, almost Brahmsian...
  2. Religious Music
    I've been listening a lot to Webern lately. It is very spiritual music, very expressive, and dealing with spiritual subjects. The Cantatas are obviously an homage to Bach. Some jibes have been leveled at him; rarely do I ever get responses to my 'reviews,' but here are a couple of responses...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    This is a hard question to answer since i heard more of Schoenberg's work and very little of Anton Webern. Sometime Schoenberg annoy me but Webern captivated me instantly, The ambience of passacaglia is dramatic and very grim. When i think of Webern it feel like he was trapped in a regime an...
  4. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Just curious, I don't expect to achieve anything here. Which of the "Second Viennese School" (Schoenberg, Webern, Berg) is your favourite? Any reason?
  5. Blog
    Webern's Symphony When Webern wrote his Symphony, op. 21, in 1928, he had not written a work for an orchestra of any kind since 1918. It was also only the second instrumental work of any kind he had published (following the String Trio) since the outbreak of World War I, a period of relative...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Anton Webern, Langsamer Satz, and the Belcea Quartet von Wiener Konzerthaus Topics: Charles Ives, Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, Othmar Schoeck and music on the verge between romanticism and atonality.
  7. Opera
    Surprisingly, most critics actually seem to a gree the Puccini's opera La fanciulla del west is a rather stupendous work. Yet it is still relatively rarely performed. There was a burst of performances around its centenary, at the Met, in Stockholm, Athens and Chicago, but it is still performed...
  8. Opera
    So Webern's complete works can fit on three CDs, he was a master of the miniature (although not very prolific) and hasn't written an opera. Tell me, if Webern composed an opera, what would it be about? (Remember the storyline has to be able to be told in two and a half minutes or less! ;) )
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