Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle open the Musikfest Berlin by underscoring their commitment to Arnold Schönberg’s music. Schönberg’s oeuvre unfolds in a series of 15 concerts all interwoven with pieces by Mahler and Beethoven.
A new volume of the Critical Edition of Schönberg’s Compositions, Series B (edited by Ulrich Krämer), contains documents and sketches concerning Schönberg's Serenade op. 24.
Jack Boss takes a unique approach to analyzing Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone music, adapting the composer's notion of a 'musical idea' - problem, elaboration, solution - as a framework and focusing on the large-scale coherence of the whole piece.