Generally speaking, the avant-garde movement known as Jung-Wien can be considered the collective nucleus of Viennese modernism, as the realms of the nerves, psyche, self, and dream were defined as their keywords in the literature. The Jung-Wien music, literature, architecture, and art scene will be examined initially from the perspective of the composer Arnold Schönberg.

Therese Muxeneder: Arnold Schönberg & Jung-Wien
Mit Stadtplan | With city map »Arnold Schönberg in Wien | Vienna«
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The archive recently acquired an autograph letter, written by Arnold Schönberg in 1911. It will be displayed as part of the special exhibition »Arnold Schönberg & Jung-Wien«. The Adressee of this letter is Schönberg's friend from youth, the dramaturg Arthur Kahane. 

Arthur Kahane studied literature and philosophy; during the Jung-Wien era he was known as the author of songs and as an actor who enjoyed connections – similarly to Schönberg – with the workers’ cultural association, and gave a talk on modern literature for the association’s lecture series.

The facsimile edition – prepared 110 years after the work was composed – unites two autograph music manuscripts of the choral work that displays “the most artful polyphony, most wonderful tonal effect, and sublimest expression” (Anton Webern).

Peace on Earth, op. 13 by Arnold Schönberg is part of the traditional choral music repertoire. The text of this a-cappella chorus, composed in 1907 for a competition organized by the Steiermärkischer Musikverein, was taken from a Christmas poem written by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer.

International Schönberg-Symposium at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna
October 11 to October 13, 2018

Call for Papers

The Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna in cooperation with 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 Dramatic Arts Vienna is hosting an international symposium from October 11 to October 13, 2018.

The Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Center continues its annual publication rhythm with this new issue and presents selected papers of the symposium held at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna in October 2016.


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