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Shoenburg's Erwartung

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  1. 1. Erwartung<br />Arnold Shoenburg<br />
  2. 2. Anticipation<br />Shoenburg’s first work for the stage<br />30-minute Monodrama<br />Written for single Soprano<br />Musical Monologue<br />Takes over 2 weeks to compose<br />Psychoanalysis<br />Story-<br />In the end, the audience decides<br />
  3. 3. History<br />Work completed Autumn 1909. <br />ErsteNiederschrift (continuity draft in short score)<br />completed 12 September<br />final draft (fair copy) of score on 4 October<br />late 1909- arrangements with ArturBodansky<br />first performance in Mannheim in the Spring of 1910<br />premier not given until 1924 in Prague.  <br />No performance, no publication<br />finally published in 1923- piano arrangement<br />disappeared for a while, favoring a simpler arrangement <br />now in private hands<br />
  4. 4. Crayon, pastel and watercolor on paper (Stage settings)<br />
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  9. 9. Tonality<br />Free non-tonal language<br />NOT 12-tone (pre-12 tone)<br />Embodiment of Expressionism<br />Exceeds in tonal and contrapuntal complexity almost anything composed up to that time<br />Orchestra of 100 players<br />Jessye Norman:<br /><br />
  10. 10. Libretto<br />Maria Pappenheim<br />Born 1882 in Czechoslovakia<br />Commissioned in 1909<br />Die Frau<br />Stream-of-consciousness <br />Was already considering writing the work before Shoenburg approached her<br />
  11. 11. Anna O. <br />Sister Bertha Pappenheim<br />Phychoanalysis “catharsis” <br />Talking cure<br />Bruer<br />First Freud Hysteric<br />Anna O.?<br />Recovers- author, playwright, spokesperson for women’s and Jewish rights. <br />Short, Fragmented Speech<br />Repetitive<br />Shouting/Mute<br />
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  13. 13. Bibilography<br />Discourses in Music: Volume 3 Number 2 (Winter 2001-2002)Schoenberg's Erwartung and Freudian Case Histories: A Preliminary Investigation1By Alexander Carpenter.<br />Shoenburg’s Sketch<br />German literature and music : an aesthetic fusion, 1890-1989 / edited by Claus Reschke and Howard Pollack. c1992. <br />Said, Edward W.Music at the limits / Edward W. Said. c2008. <br />Scheideler, Ullrich.Erwartung : op. 17 : kritischer Bericht, Skizzen, Textgenese und Textvergleich, Entstehungs- und Werkgeschichte, Dokumente ; Und Pippa tanzt! (Fragment) / herausgegeben von Ullrich Scheideler. 2005. Translation by Richard Deveson.  <br />