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When Music Caused Riots

When Music Caused Riots

“If that’s a bassoon, I’m a baboon!” quipped composer Camille Saint-Saëns on hearing the opening bars of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. At least that’s the legend. It was 29 May 1913, and although some doubt whether the French composer really was there that Paris evening, the ensuing “riot” at the Théâtre de Champs-Elysées […]

Twelve-Tone Vinyl at Palais Fanto

Twelve-Tone Vinyl at Palais Fanto

An international crowd had gathered at the Palais Fanto for the 15th anniversary of the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, the murmuring mingling with the clinking of glasses echoing against the marble of the 1917 neo-classic palace on Schwarzenbergplatz. Several of Schoenberg’s descendants had made the trip from California to hear the composer’s legendary recordings […]

A Century of Schoenberg: The Emancipation Of Dissonance

A Century of Schoenberg: The Emancipation Of Dissonance

A century ago this month, a 40-minute event in Berlin – the first performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire – marked a decisive split in the European music scene. While the piece was received moderately graciously by its first audience, it was to become part of the schism between what people called “music”, and something […]

‘Here and Now’: Wien Modern

Modern music is not composed for dancing or consumption in a “feel good” fashion but is to be perceived in a concentrated and contemplative manner, has said young Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud, born in Innsbruck in 1974. And whether yea or nay, there will be plenty of chances to hear new music in contemplative […]

Northern Arts Revisited

Northern Arts Revisited

For those intimately acquainted with the music of renowned Austrian composer of the atonal, the newly opened exhibition at the Arnold Schönberg Center is a revelation. This 10th anniversary exhibition – ‘Longing for the North: the Northern Modern Movement in Schönberg’s Vienna of 1900’ – provides a rare but nevertheless spectacular retrospective of paintings by […]

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