Alban Berg (1885 – 1935)

Pro Mundo – Pro Domo

The Writings of Alban Berg

Alban Berg - Pro Mundo – Pro Domo
MaterialLibro (tapa blanda)
№ de artículo817313
Autor / CompositorAlban Berg
EditorBryan R. Simms
Alcance464 Páginas; 15,6 × 23,4 cm
Año de lanzamiento2017
Editorial / fabricanteOxford University Press
N.º del fabricanteOUP9780190656744


Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg contains new English translations of the complete writings of the Viennese composer Alban Berg (1885-1935) and extensive commentaries tracing the history of each essay and its connection to musical culture of the early twentieth century. Berg is now recognized as a classic composer of the modern period, best known for his operas Wozzeck and Lulu. Berg, Anton Webern, and their teacher Arnold Schoenberg constitute the "Second Viennese School" which played a major role in the transformation of serious music as it entered the modern period.

Berg was an avid and skillful writer. His essays include analytic studies of compositions by Schoenberg, polemics on music and musicians of his day, and lectures and miscellaneous writings on a variety of topics. Throughout his considerable and diverse corpus of writings, Berg alternates between two perspectives: Pro Mundo - Pro Domo, meaning roughly "speaking for all - speaking for myself" commenting at one moment on the general state of culture and the world, and the next moment on his own works. In his early years he also tried his hand at fictional writing, using works by Ibsen and Strindberg as models. This new English edition contains 47 essays, many of which are little known and have not been previously available in English.


  • Introduction
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Gurrelieder: Guide
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Chamber Symphony, Op. 9: Thematic Analysis
  • Pelleas and Melisande (after the drama by Maurice Maeterlinck). Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, by Arnold Schoenberg, Op. 5: Thematic Analysis
  • Pelleas and Melisande (after the drama by Maurice Maeterlinck). Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, by Arnold Schoenberg, Op. 5: Brief Thematic Analysis
  • Commentary on the Schoenberg Guides
  • The Musical Impotence of Hans Pfitzner's Die neue Aesthetik
  • Vienna's Music Criticism: Two Feuilletons
  • The Musical Forms in My Opera Wozzeck
  • Why Is Schoenberg's Music So Difficult to Understand?
  • Alban Berg's Chamber Concerto: An Open Letter
  • Committed Response to a Noncommittal Survey
  • Two Analyses of the Lyric Suite
  • Composition with Twelve Tones
  • Nine Pages on the Lyric Suite
  • Introducing Ernst Krenek
  • The “Problem of Opera”: Pro Mundo - Pro Domo
  • Voice in Opera
  • What Is Atonal? A Dialog
  • Lecture on Wozzeck: The “Atonal Opera”
  • Credo
  • A Few Remarks on Staging the Opera Wozzeck
  • Commemorative Address for Emil Hertzka
  • Commentary on Essays, Lectures, and Analyses
  • The Teacher
  • On Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • On the Hundredth Anniversary of Franz Schubert's Death
  • For Adolf Loos: Double Acrostic Distich for the Tenth of December
  • On Winfried Zillig
  • To Karl Kraus
  • Handel and Bach
  • Faith, Hope, and Love: For Schoenberg's Sixtieth Birthday
  • Commentary on Tributes
  • With the Composer of Wozzeck: A Conversation with Alban Berg, by Carl Marilaun
  • A Chat with Alban Berg, by Oskar Baum
  • Conversation with Alban Berg: Impressions from a Wozzeck Performance in Leningrad, by “Iron”
  • A Conversation with Alban Berg, by Oskar Jancke
  • Critique of the Critique: Conversation with Alban Berg and Clemens Krauss, by Otto König
  • “We spoke today with Alban Berg. . . “
  • Commentary on Interviews
  • Hanna
  • A Mining Drama
  • Night (Nocturne): Preliminary Plan, Notes for the Monodrama
  • Commentary on Fictional Works
  • An Appeal for Schoenberg
  • On Mahler's Ninth Symphony
  • Two Prospectuses for the Society for Private Musical Performances
  • Letter from Vienna
  • Questions About Jazz
  • Opera Theater
  • On Reopening the Vienna Volksoper
  • Should Wagner Stagings Be Modernized?
  • On Composition with Twelve-Tone Rows
  • Commentary on Miscellaneous Writings
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Alban Berg - Pro Mundo – Pro Domo
Alban Berg

Pro Mundo – Pro Domo

The Writings of Alban Berg

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