Schönberg and Vienna in Los Angeles: The Search for Authenticity
Schönberg lived in the Vienna of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Karl Kraus and Ludwig Wittgenstein. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he fled to Los Angeles where he played a leading role in the intellectual community that formed with the arrival of other emigrants such as Thomas Mann, Salka and Berthold Viertel, Max Reinhart and Bertolt Brecht.
Two concerts tell his story and investigate the challenges of the modern era. The second, entitled Schönberg and Vienna in Los Angeles: The Search for Authenticity, highlights the composer’s profound search for, and manic attention to, authentic music without pointless frills, combining his compositions with those of other musicians of his era.
Sonata for piano Op.1, Berg
Die Junge Nonne, Litanei, Schubert
Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn), Hans und Grete, Mahler
Ich geh’ des Nachts, Klagen ist der Mond gekommen, Zemlinsky
Zueignung, Cäcilie, Strauss
Four Lieder Op.2, Berg
Clive Britton, piano
Sophie Gallagher, soprano