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Object #12 / Arnold Schönberg: Liner Notes for a Record Release of Transfigured Night


Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

“My composition was, perhaps, somehow different from other illustrative compositions. [...] it does not illustrate any action or drama, but was restricted to portray nature and to express human feelings. […] Much of the poem de-serves appreciation because of its highly poetic presentation of the emotions provoked by the beauty of nature, and for the distinguished moral attitued in dealing with a staggeringly difficult human problem.“

Read the entire essay here (typescript)

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