Moses und Aron

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  • Info Moses und Aron (English: Moses and Aaron) is a three-act opera by Arnold Schoenberg with the third act unfinished. more...
  • Earlier, they had directed a film version of his unfinished opera Moses und Aron.
  • Schoenberg intended Moses und Aron as his operatic masterpiece, but it was left unfinished at his death.
  • Schoenberg employed it in his Variations for Orchestra and his unfinished opera Moses und Aron.
  • Her last appearance on stage was on 22 November 1976 in Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.
  • Libeskind, a musician himself, took inspiration from music and considered the museum the final act of Arnold Schoenberg's unfinished opera, Moses und Aron.
  • He is best known today for portraying the role of Moses in the original 1954 production of Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.
  • Schoenberg's Piano Pieces were just some of the smaller compositions that he made after finishing Von Heute auf Morgen and Moses und Aron.
  • Although he focused his career mainly within the concert repertoire, Kretschmar did appear two times on the opera stage, notably singing in the world premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron in 1954.
  • Schott also published several major scores of Arnold Schoenberg, including Moses und Aron and Von Heute auf Morgen.
  • After her husband's death in 1951 she founded Belmont Music Publishers devoted to the publication of his works, and was also a key figure in bringing about the premiere of Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron.
  • Although the play shares a biblical source of inspiration with Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron, the play, a largely political work, has a very different focus from that of the opera, which is concerned chiefly with questions of theology and aesthetics.
  • He was never invited to conduct there again, and did not set foot in the building for another 14 years, until 1965 for the first night of Moses und Aron by his old teacher, Schoenberg; the conductor then was Georg Solti.
  • In 1954, he conducted the first performance of Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron at 8 days' notice; this performance was issued on a 1957 commercial recording for Philips.
  • He also portrayed Aron in a critically acclaimed 1974 production of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron with the company which was later recorded under conductor Pierre Boulez.
  • On 12 March 1954, he sang the role of Moses in the world premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.
  • He notably sang the role of the Ephraimite in the world premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron on 12 March 1954.
  • It is one of three films based on Schoenberg works Straub and Huillet directed, the other two being Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene, a short film made directly before Moses und Aron, and, over two decades later, an adaptation of the one-act comic opera Von heute auf morgen.
  • Moses und Aron has its roots in Schoenberg's earlier agitprop play, Der biblische Weg (The Biblical Way, 1926-27), a response in dramatic form to the growing anti-Jewish movements in the German-speaking world after 1848 and a deeply personal expression of his own "Jewish identity" crisis.
  • He sang the role of the Youth in the world premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron on the 12 March 1954 under conductor Hans Rosbaud.
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