«On revient toujours»
Dokumente zur Schönberg-Rezeption aus der Paul Sacher Stiftung

For Hermann Danuser on the occasion of his 70th birthday

edited by the Paul Sacher Foundation
Mainz etc.: Schott Music, 2016

language: German
Other editions: none

Contributions by
Angela Ida De Benedictis, Pascal Decroupet, Matthias Kassel, Doris Lanz, Felix Meyer, Simon Obert, Robert Piencikowski, and Heidy Zimmermann


Although deeply traditional and concerned with organic evolution rather than with revolutionary overthrow, Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) was instrumental in helping to shape and reshape 20th-century music with his innovative compositions. It is common knowledge that he met not just with the approval of his contemporaries but, quite often, also with bitter opposition. Nevertheless, almost all observers were aware that there was an extraordinary and important artist at work whose oeuvre could not be passed over in silence.

This publication illustrates this impact of Schoenberg on the basis of 59 selected reception documents altogether (music and text manuscripts, but also concert programmes, records, among others) from the collections of the Paul Sacher Foundation, thus focussing not on sources by Schoenberg himself but on documents written by composers, interpreters and publicists of different provenance and character who have studied Schoenberg's oeuvre over the course of the past 100 years

Contents and list of documents here

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191 pages – 59 color plates – brochure – 24.0 x 24.6 cm
ISBN 978-3-7957-1202-0
EUR 35