Title: Schoenberg’s Serial Odyssey: The Evolution of His Twelve-tone Method, 1914-1928
Author: Haimo, Ethan
Year published: 1990
Place of Publication: Claredon Press
Book Condition: Good & Sound
Notes: 192pp. Schoenberg’s twelve-tone method of composition has proved to be one of the most enduring and influential ideas in the history of music. Yet until now, little attention has been devoted to the evolution of his method and the refinement of his compositional technique. Drawing upon Schoenberg’s papers, sketches, and manuscripts, as well as his scores, this book traces the development of his twelve-tone serial idea from its rudimentary beginnings in 1914 to the highly refined works of his mature period.