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Student Paper

Publication Date

Summer 8-9-2019

Disciplines

Music

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Like many composers, Arnold Schoenberg faced financial difficulties throughout his life. However, little work exists discussing the emotional effect Schoenberg’s economic hardship had on him and his compositional style. This paper will discuss Schoenberg’s business acumen from 1900–1910 and the role his financial hardships played in his transition into his Expressionist period. It will also include a discussion on the relationship between Schoenberg’s Expressionism and the notion of a modern piece of music, relying primarily on an analysis of the modern characteristics in Farben from Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra.

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