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Thesis Title: Die Sätze für Soloklavier aus der Studienzeit Anton Weberns
Degree Type: PhD
Degree Specialism: Musicology
Supervisor(s): Prof. Hermann Danuser
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 1991
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: Other
No. of Volumes (no. of pages): 1 (208pp.)
Thesis Location / Link: University of Freiburg, www.uni-freiburg.de
Related Publications: Gareth Cox 'Anton Weberns Studienzeit: Seine Entwicklung im Lichte der Sätze und Fragmente für Klavier' (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1992)
Persons / Composers: Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Guido Adler, Edwin Komauer, Hermann Grädener, Karl Nawratil
Genres / Musical Instruments: Piano Music
Related Institutions: University of Vienna
Related Places: Vienna, Klagenfurt
Time Frame: 1897-1908
Key Issues / Concepts: Sketch Studies, Composition, Biography, Philology, Analysis. Editions
Abstract: This thesis comprises the first philological study of the numerous sketches and fragments for solo piano written by Anton Webern during his period of study with Arnold Schoenberg (1904-1907) and held in the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel. It examines the manuscripts in detail, places the many fragments and movements in a proposed chronological order, discusses the editorial discrepancies in the two movements which were published posthumously (Satz für Klavier M.112 and Rondo für Klavier M. 114), and provides analytical insights into the pedagogical methodology of Schoenberg during that time. The thesis also sheds considerable light on the early compositional development and sketch processes of Webern in his pre-Passacaglia (op.1, 1908) period, examines the influence of his earlier teachers, Edwin Komauer, Hermann Grädener, and Karl Nawratil, considers his pianistic ability, and debates the validity of the performances and publication of Webern’s early works.

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