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Egon Wellesz (1885-1974)

by Caroline C Benser | 31 December 1985
Hardback
Category: Popular Music
Synopsis
This study covers Egon Wellesz's career as both composer and musicologist. Drawing on materials from the Wellesz Fonds housed in the Music Collection of the Austrian National Library in Vienna, and also on firsthand information from interviews and corres- pondence, the author follows Wellesz from his pre-World War I years in his native Vienna to his long tenure as a scholar and composer in Oxford. In Vienna Wellesz had been one of Arnold Schoenberg's first pupils. Alban Berg and Anton Webern were associates. At the University, Wellesz received a doctorate in musicology under Guido Adler. Recognition as a composer came with successful performances of his stage works throughout the Weimar Republic. Soon after immi- gration to England in 1938, he became a Fellow of Lincoln College. Unable to compose during the war, he returned to research in Byzantine music, producing A History of Byzantine Music and Hymnography. When he resumed composition, he followed the line of symphonic writing abandoned after Bruckner's work. He wrote his first symphony in 1945 at the age of sixty and completed his ninth symphony in 1971. One of his most cherished compliments was his designation as Bruckner's heir.
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Synopsis
This study covers Egon Wellesz's career as both composer and musicologist. Drawing on materials from the Wellesz Fonds housed in the Music Collection of the Austrian National Library in Vienna, and also on firsthand information from interviews and corres- pondence, the author follows Wellesz from his pre-World War I years in his native Vienna to his long tenure as a scholar and composer in Oxford. In Vienna Wellesz had been one of Arnold Schoenberg's first pupils. Alban Berg and Anton Webern were associates. At the University, Wellesz received a doctorate in musicology under Guido Adler. Recognition as a composer came with successful performances of his stage works throughout the Weimar Republic. Soon after immi- gration to England in 1938, he became a Fellow of Lincoln College. Unable to compose during the war, he returned to research in Byzantine music, producing A History of Byzantine Music and Hymnography. When he resumed composition, he followed the line of symphonic writing abandoned after Bruckner's work. He wrote his first symphony in 1945 at the age of sixty and completed his ninth symphony in 1971. One of his most cherished compliments was his designation as Bruckner's heir.
€47.60
142 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780820401386
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 31/12/1985
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Popular Music
No. of Pages - 407
Weight - 660
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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