The REAL Skandalkonzert!

Caricature of Schoenberg conducting at his March 31, 1913 concert as an unanticipated audience protest ensues… yes, punches were thrown! (courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)

An Exploration of Myth versus Reality and the Importance of Primary Sources in Reporting on Historical Events

First, the Mythical Riot — Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

(courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
Photo of Arnold Schoenberg talking with his student Alban Berg… I wonder if Schoenberg was saying, “Yes, Alban, I think your composition, “Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskarten von Peter Altenberg” is a great piece. Let’s include this in the concert!”? (photo, courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
Alban Berg’s “Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskarten von Peter Altenberg” (from Youtube)
Perhaps in this 1943 photo, Schoenberg is still wondering what the heck happened at that March 31, 1913 concert?? (courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
(courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
I imagine Schoenberg looking to his left and to his right, saying, “Can you believe that some people can’t appreciate this new music??” (photo, ca. 1930, courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
Arnold Schoenberg teaching, c. 1946–1951 (photo, courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg in Barcelona, 1932 (photo, courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)
I imagine Schoenberg saying, “That’s all folks!” (photo, courtesy of the Arnold Schönberg Center website)

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Jeanne Trembeth

Jeanne Trembeth

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BA in Music. Exploring various concepts in music including music and meaning, music and mathematics, musical narratives.