Peter Ablinger, Now! Writings 1982–2021
Übers. ins Englische von Meaghan Burke, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verlag MusikTexte, Köln 2022
English, 320 pp.,
ca. 80 ill.
“The sounds are not the sounds! They are there to distract the intellect and soothe the senses.” Born in Austria in 1959, Peter Ablinger, who has lived in Berlin since 1982 and is a member of the Akademie der Künste, is not only considered to be an innovative composer but also a brilliant essayist. His writings were published in German in 2016 and are now available in English translation.
Sonate pour piano
Bd. 1: Partitur
Bd. 2: Kommentar
Heribert Henrich (ed.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Bärenreiter, Kassel 2019
2 vol.: 53 and 132 pp., 2 facsimiles
Sonate pour piano (1950–1952) by Jean Barraqué (1928–1973) enjoys a legendary reputation as probably the earliest attempt to reconcile the idiom of integral serialism with a monumental form. The work is now presented in a new critical edition, for which all handwritten and printed sources were subjected to an in-depth analysis and evaluation for the very first time.
Archive zur Musik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts
Werner Grünzweig and Gerhard Gensch on behalf of the Archives of the Akademie der Künste (eds.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / von Bockel Verlag, Neumünster, 2018
212 pp., 47 b/w ill.
At the start of the 1920s, Eduard Erdmann (1896–1958) made a name for himself as a pianist and composer. The present volume is dedicated to his compositional oeuvre, his personality and his contacts to artists in Berlin in the 1920s, such as Ernst Krenek and Hans Jürgen von der Wense. An edition on his correspondence with Artur Schnabel and essays about Erdmann's ties to Riga complete this overview of the artist.
Artur Schnabel. Musician and Pianist
Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2017 (Jewish Miniatures, vol. 205a)
76 pp., 14 ill.
Werner Grünzweig, who has published numerous books about Artur Schnabel (1882–1951), presents the first biography of Schnabel in German with this volume. It honours Schnabel as a performer, composer and theorist. His concert activity, records, publications and lectures have changed our concert life up to the present day.
Von Berlin nach Los Angeles. Die Musikwissenschaftlerin Anneliese Landau
Daniela Reinhold on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (ed.)
Akademie der Künste / Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin, 2017
German, 340 pp., 15 ill.
As a young musicologist, Anneliese Landau (1903–1991) was at the beginning of a promising career. In 1933, she was left with only the activities for the Jewish cultural association. In 1940, she emigrated to the United States and soon found a new home in Los Angeles, where she worked as the Music Director of the Jewish Center Association. Her autobiography, together with extracts from letters from her parents who remained in Berlin as well as Landau’s correspondence with composers, have now been published for the first time.
Music and the Line of Most Resistance
Lynn Matheson and Ann Schnabel Mottier (eds.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Wolke Verlag, Hofheim 2007
With musical masterpieces, you never come to an end because every interpretation is merely an approximation of an unattainable ideal. To this day, Schnabel’s main argument in the lectures held in Chicago in 1940 represents a valid polemic position for every serious musician.