Sabine Feisst, Music

Submitted by Anonymous on September 30, 2016 - 9:52am
Sabine Feisst, professor of musicology in the School of Music, delivered the opening keynote at the international conference Concepts of Improvisation Between the Two World Wars: Performativity, Staged Presence and Participation in Music (mws.unibas.ch/forschung/tagungensymposien/concepts-of-improvisation-between-the-two-world-wars) at the University of Basel in Switzerland on Sept. 30, 2016. She spoke about Arnold Schoenberg’s ideas of improvisation, inspiration and spontaneity, a topic that had not been considered in Schoenberg scholarship. Schoenberg was not known as an improvising performer and never composed scores that allowed performers much interpretive freedom. But as a friend of George Gershwin, Oscar Levant, Artie Shaw and many other skilled improvising musicians, an astute observer of his cultural environments and a self-conscious artist, he had important things to say about improvisation. Feisst also explored how improvisation and spontaneity found their way into Schoenberg’s works at different stages of his career.
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Music
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Musicology
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Sept. 30, 2016
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Sabine Feisst, Music