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In the Wilderness (1933–51)

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Second edition

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195172010
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852000 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0004

Series: Master Musicians Series

                   In the Wilderness (1933–51)

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This chapter describes Schoenberg’s life from 1933 to 1951, after he migrated to the United States. In fact his name was known and held in some honor in American musical circles, but almost entirely by reputation rather than much direct knowledge of his music. The first year in the United States was a trying one. His first teaching position in the United States was at Joseph Malkin’s “Conservatoire” in Boston. On March 6 1934, at Princeton University, he gave his first English lecture on the subject of “twelve-tone music.” In the audience was Albert Einstein, whom he had attempted to meet during the 1920s to exchange ideas on music, science, and the destiny of the Jewish people. Later, he taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. He died on July 13 1951.

Keywords: United States; Malkin’s Conservatoire; Albert Einstein; Princeton University; Southern California; UCLA; Los Angeles

Chapter.  5762 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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