Arnold Schönberg: Streichquartett Nr. 2 op. 10, Skizzenbuch
Seminar • Von Schönberg zu Saariaho. Eine kleine Geschichte des Streichquartetts im 20. Jahrhundert
Stefan Jena and Nikolaus Urbanek
Arnold Schönberg Center
Monday, 20 June 2022
3.00 pm
Arnold Schönberg: Streichquartett Nr. 2 op. 10, Skizzenbuch

All dates:
March 7/14/21/28
April 25
May 2/9/16/23/30
June 13/20/27
3.00 – 4.30 pm

Registration: mdwOnline or urbanek{at}mdw{dot}ac{dot}at

Although the string quartet was considered the prototype of bourgeois musical culture, the compositional avant-garde also made use of this genre in the second half of the 20th century – think of corresponding works by Boulez, Cage, Stockhausen, Ligeti, Maderna, Nono, Ferneyhough, Lachenmann, Saariaho and others. In the course of the seminar, exemplary case studies, tracing diachronic lines of development, and synchronic cross-sections will be used to investigate whether and to what extent the string quartets of the Viennese School showed compositional paths that nevertheless made a continuation in this traditional genre seem productive.

Seminar at 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 Performing Arts Vienna