Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr. Elizabeth Seitz will explore the three different stylistic periods of Schoenberg. We will follow his growth as a composer from his lush post-Romantic language, through his atonal period, and then discuss how Serialism works. Each period will have a live performance component, as well as open discussion and questions with the audience.
Free, no tickets required.
Performances will include the Julius Quartet with Lila Brown and Elisa Rodriguez Sodaba performing ‘Verklarte Nacht,’ Daniel Jepson playing op.11 and Britt Brown singing Schoenberg’s op.48 with Daniel Jepson on piano.