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Seminar • Zwölftonmethode – Aufführungspraxis und Analyse • Eike Feß

Symposium / Lecture, Online | Friday, 06 November 2020 | 10.00 am | Arnold Schönberg Center

Abbildung: © Universal Edition A.G., Wien (Arnold Schönberg: Suite op. 25, Intermezzo. Einzeichnungen von Eduard Steuermann)

From November 6, the seminar is taking place using E-Learning Tools
without the physical presence of teachers and students,
please send queries to fess[at]

Zwölftonmethode – Aufführungspraxis und Analyse

All dates:

October 2, 10 am – 11.30 am
October 6/23, November 6/20, December 4/18
each 10.00 am – 1 pm

Free admission
Registration: mdwOnline oder fess{at}mdw{dot}ac{dot}at

“Forget theories, twelve-tone method, dissonance […]. That I write in this or that style is my private business and needn’t concern a listener.” Arnold Schönberg’s position on the significance of the twelve-tone method was clear: as a technical foundation it formed the structural basis of a work, but had a secondary importance for its musical effect. For musicians, however, the reorientation of the tone set often requires them to find points of orientation beyond the major/minor tonality. The seminar offers an introduction to twelve-tone compositional practice and discusses in the context of the performance practice of the Viennese School what the method means for musical interpretation.

Seminar at the Center for Research on Arnold Schönberg and the Viennese School at the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Illustration: Arnold Schönberg: Suite op. 25, Intermezzo. Einzeichnungen von Eduard Steuermann (© Universal Edition A.G., Wien)


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