Daily Archives: 15 March 2013

Schönberg, nu Schrödinger, ci Swedenborg

Pe Schoenberg l-am mai mentionat acum vreo 12-13 miliarde de ani pe Lanternativa. In treacat.

Astazi, ne lovim un pic mai detaliat de el. Schönberg a fost un gigant bla-bla-bla. Partea cu gigantul place la toata lumea. Partea cu neplacutul, mai putin.

Die Jakobsleiter (Scara lui Iacob, vezi in Biblie: Gen. 28, 12): an oratorio about modern humanity’s crisis of faith. It remained, of course, unfinished. Is an enormous, complex work scored for large orchestra, choruses, and soloists*.

Schönberg a avut in biblioteca o editie a operelor lui Swedenborg, misticul suedez. L-a citit si citat, in Die Jakobsleiter, impreuna cu Balzac. Adorno a numit compozitia neterminata (scrisa intre 1915-1917), “a demythologized prayer.” [x] Pai foarte frumos: nu exista rugaciuni terminate. Also, o gramada de S-uri pe aici (de parca s-ar fi rugat sasait, printre dinti): Séraphita a lui Balzac, Schoenberg (care a scris Jacob Wrestles) etc.

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* 10 flutes, 18 clarinets, 12 horns, 8 harps, 50 violins etc, a choir of 720, plus 4 off-stage orchestras and 2 off-stage choirs.

Cateva articolase inutile:

Die Jakobsleiter, twelve-tone music, and Schonberg’s Gods.

Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Biblical Way': From ‘Die Jakobsleiter’ to’Moses und Aron’.