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The Cambridge Companion to Berg


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Chronology; Introduction; Part I. Culture and Environment: 1. Defining home: Berg's life on the periphery Christopher Hailey; 2. Battles of the mind: Berg and the cultural politics of 'Vienna 1900' Andrew Barker; 3. Berg and Adorno Raymond Geuss; Part II. From Song to Opera: 4. Early works: tonality and beyond Anthony Pople; 5. Berg's aphoristic pieces Kathryn Bailey; 6. Berg, Mahler and the Three Orchestral Pieces, Op.6 Derrick Puffett; 7. The musical language of Wozzeck Anthony Pople; Part III. After Wozzeck: 8. Secret programmes Douglas Jarman; 9. Compositional process in Wozzeck and Lulu: a glimpse of Berg's atonal method Patricia Hall; 10. Compositional technique 1923-6: the Chamber Concerto and the Lyric Suite Neil Boynton; 11. In the orbit of Lulu: the late works Anthony Pople; 12. Lulu's feminine performance Judy Lochhead; Part IV. Postscript: Berg and the twentieth century Arnold Whittall.

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A wide-ranging Companion to the work of Alban Berg.


'... offers an ideal introduction for the general musical reader to the music itself.' The Times Literary Supplement '... this is an intelligent and useful addition to the Berg literature'. The Musical Times

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