Musicologist Yuta Asai, assistant professor at Ochanomizu University, has published a new Schoenberg biography.

Arnold Schoenberg is one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century and the creator of a new musical language, the twelve-tone method. How did the self-taught genius learn, and what did he experience as a Jew persecuted by the Nazis? Yuta Asai's new biography turns the image of an "esoteric composer" on its head!



Yuta Asai • シェーンベルク

音楽之友社 [Ongaku no Tomosha] 2023

240 pages

ISBN  9784276221987

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