The Viennese School - Teachers and Followers - Arnold Schönberg Vol. 2 NATALIA PRAVUSUDOVITCH (1899-1988): Primitivi, Op. 17, PETER SCHACHT (1901-1945): Kinderstücke, NIKOS SKALKOTTAS (1904-1949): Suite No. 3, MARC BLITZSTEIN (1905-1964): Sonata 1927, ERICH SCHMID (1907-2000): Widmungen, Op. 9, LEON KIRCHNER (1919-2009): Little Suite, LOU HARRISON (1917-2003): Sarabande, JOHN CAGE (1912-1992): Variations I.
Catalogue Number: 01M057
Reference: 613 1343-2
Description: The fourth volume of this series contains music by people who studied with Schoenberg in both Berlin and Los Angeles (the last three listed above). Not all of it is twelve-tone and not all of it is even atonal (Pravusudovitch's six-movement suite lasting all of six minutes has a lot of the in-your-face zeitgeist of 1927 Berlin when it was written and Schacht's seven-piece suite would worry most Kinder with its grim music [Schacht was drafted and killed in battle when the war was plainly lost]). Lou Harrison is the least-likely composer to have been a Schoenberg student but his quite tonal Sarabande of 1937 met with his teacher's approval. Steffen Schleiermacher (piano).