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Sabine Maria Feisst
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ 85281-3670)
Arnold Schoenberg in America

I propose to complete the writing of a book on Arnold Schoenberg's life and work in America (1933-1951) consisting of an introduction, five chapters and an epilogue. I will address his acculturation in America and illuminate the genesis and contexts of his American works and explain the politics of publication and performance. I will also discuss his teaching methods, his interaction with students and the reception of his compositions in America. My study will challenge clich├ęs and fill significant gaps in the existing literature and thus contribute to a new understanding of this key figure in twentieth-century music.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2007 – 5/31/2008