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Arnold Schönberg

Data de nascimento: 13. Setembro 1874
Data de falecimento: 13. Julho 1951

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Arnold Franz Walter Schönberg, ou Schoenberg, foi um compositor austríaco de música erudita e criador do dodecafonismo, um dos mais revolucionários e influentes estilos de composição do século XX.

Suas primeiras obras, apesar de ligadas à tradição pós-romântica, já prenunciavam um método composicional inovador, que evoluiu para a atonalidade e, mais tarde, para um estilo próprio, o dodecafonismo. Schönberg foi também pintor e importante teórico musical, autor de Harmonia e Exercícios Preliminares em Contraponto.

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„I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details.“

— Arnold Schoenberg
Context: I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details. In working out, I always lose something. This cannot be avoided. There is always some loss when we materialize. But there is compensating gain in vitality. As quoted in an interview with José Rodriguez (c. 1936) in Schoenberg‎ (1971) by Merle Armitage, p. 149

„Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value.“

— Arnold Schoenberg
Context: Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value. … Unqualified judgment can at most claim to decide the market-value — a value that can be in inverse proportion to the intrinsic value. "An Artistic Impression" (1909) in Style and Idea (1985), p. 190

„My music is not modern, it is merely badly played“

— Arnold Schoenberg
Genette, Gérard. 1997. Immanence and Transcendence, translated by G. M. Goshgarian. p. 102

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„I have just read your book [On the Spiritual in Art] from cover to cover, and I will read it once more. I find it pleasing to an extraordinary degree, because we agree on nearly all of the main issues..“

— Arnold Schoenberg
In a letter to Wassily Kandinsky, 18 Dec. 1911; as quoted in Schönberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter, by Klaus Kropfinger; edited by Konrad Boehmer; published by Routledge (imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informal company), 2003, p. 15-16 note 49

„My works are 12-tone compositions, not 12-tone compositions“

— Arnold Schoenberg
Stuckenschmidt, Hans Heinz. 1977, in Schoenberg: His Life, World and Work; translated from the German by Humphrey Searle. p. 349.

„... if it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art.“

— Arnold Schoenberg
from New Music, Outmoded Music, Style and Idea (1946); as quoted in Style and Idea (1985), p. 124

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„I am delighted to add another unplayable work to the repertoire.“

— Arnold Schoenberg
On his Violin Concerto (Op. 36), as quoted in Schoenberg‎ (1971) by Merle Armitage, p. 149

„Hauer looks for laws. Good. But he looks for them where he will not find them.“

— Arnold Schoenberg
"Hauer's Theories" (Notes of 9 May 1923), in Style and Idea (1985), p. 209

„There are no more geniuses, only critics.“

— Arnold Schoenberg
"Those Who Complain about the Decline" (1923), in Style and Idea (1985), p. 203

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