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New World, Old World: Schoenberg Now and Then

New World, Old World: Schoenberg Now and Then S. N. Behrman described a dinner party at the home of Franz Werfel, then married to the widow of Gustav Mahler. Alma Mahler Werfel, as she called herself … regaled the guests, who included Arnold Schoenberg, with tales of her conquests: the painter Oscar Kokoschka had been so in love with her that he took a life‐sized model of her on this travels; Alban Berg had dedicated Wozzeck to her; the architect Walter Gropius was a devoted slave. Coming to the end of the list, she looked straight at Werfel and said: ‘But the most interesting personality I have known – was Mahler!’ Her current husband nodded in fervent agreement, and the party ended with Mme Werfel producing the lock of Beethoven's hair which the Vienna Symphony had presented to Mahler on his departure to America. (Baxter , p. 216) [D]uring the late 1950s Mrs. Arnold Schoenberg, the widow of the composer, used to entertain visitors on the front lawn of their home on Rockingham, just off Sunset, in the Brentwood section of West Los Angeles … . Every half hour or so, a huge tour bus would wheel round, all of its passengers craning their necks the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

New World, Old World: Schoenberg Now and Then

Music Analysis , Volume 34 (3) – Oct 1, 2015

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Music Analysis © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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0262-5245
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1468-2249
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10.1111/musa.12052
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Abstract

S. N. Behrman described a dinner party at the home of Franz Werfel, then married to the widow of Gustav Mahler. Alma Mahler Werfel, as she called herself … regaled the guests, who included Arnold Schoenberg, with tales of her conquests: the painter Oscar Kokoschka had been so in love with her that he took a life‐sized model of her on this travels; Alban Berg had dedicated Wozzeck to her; the architect Walter Gropius was a devoted slave. Coming to the end of the list, she looked straight at Werfel and said: ‘But the most interesting personality I have known – was Mahler!’ Her current husband nodded in fervent agreement, and the party ended with Mme Werfel producing the lock of Beethoven's hair which the Vienna Symphony had presented to Mahler on his departure to America. (Baxter , p. 216) [D]uring the late 1950s Mrs. Arnold Schoenberg, the widow of the composer, used to entertain visitors on the front lawn of their home on Rockingham, just off Sunset, in the Brentwood section of West Los Angeles … . Every half hour or so, a huge tour bus would wheel round, all of its passengers craning their necks the

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Published: Oct 1, 2015

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