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The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg

by Jennifer Shaw Joseph Auner

Arnold Schoenberg - composer, theorist, teacher, painter, and one of the most important and controversial figures in twentieth-century music. This Companion presents engaging essays by leading scholars on Schoenberg's central works, writings, and ideas over his long life in Vienna, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Challenging monolithic views of the composer as an isolated elitist, the volume demonstrates that what has kept Schoenberg and his music interesting and provocative was his profound engagement with the musical traditions he inherited and transformed, with the broad range of musical and artistic developments during his lifetime he critiqued and incorporated, and with the fundamental cultural, social, and political disruptions through which he lived. The book provides introductions to Schoenberg's most important works, and to his groundbreaking innovations including his twelve-tone compositions. Chapters also examine Schoenberg's lasting influence on other composers and writers over the last century.

Killer Cruise

by Jennifer Shaw

Onboard facilities Pool 1, Caribbean DeckMet hot crewmember while soaking up the sun! The Santorini Restaurant, Olympia DeckHeard about last year's mysterious disappearance on board. What could have happened? Movie Theater, Fiesta DeckStill can't stand horror flicks. Too scary. Paris Boutique, Panama DeckThen again, so was my near-death fall overboard last night . . . Glamorama Spa, Bermuda DeckMust relax. No one's trying to kill me-I'm just being paranoid. Club Paradise, Diablo DeckBut what if someone does want me dead?

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