Moses Und Aron

  • Thomas Moser sings the role of Aron with bright and clear voice as he tries hard to bring Moses conception of God to the people and ultimately fails. He has to return the old gods personified as the Golden Calf with sacrifice and base ritual.
  • Moses und Aron; Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Philips 6700 084 (6500 836-6500 837). Description Music recording — 4s. Google Books (Full view).
  • Between 1930 and 1932 composer Arnold Schoenberg worked on Moses und Aron, one of the first operas to make use of the twelve-tone technique, Pablo Picasso painted in 1937 Guernica, his cubist condemnation of fascism, while in 1939 James Joyce pushed the boundaries of the modern novel further with Finnegans Wake.
  • Begun in 1930, abandoned in 1945 with only two of its projected three acts completed, 'Moses und Aron' nevertheless remains an extraordinary monument, craggy yet stirring.

By Allen Shawn in the November-December 2008 Issue. Arnold Schoenberg composed his monumental 12-tone opera Moses und Aron during the years 1930 through ’32. It marked the end of a productive 10-year period during which he had refined and expanded his new “method of composing with 12 tones related only to each other.”.

Three-act opera by Arnold Schoenberg with the third act unfinished.Wikipedia

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  • 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.Hans Rosbaud-Wikipedia
  • The Liebeslied (1954) was written for Nono's wife-to-be, Nuria Schoenberg (daughter of Arnold Schoenberg), whom he met at the 1953 world première of Moses und Aron in Hamburg.Luigi Nono-Wikipedia
  • He was unable to complete his opera Moses und Aron (1932/33), which was one of the first works of its genre written completely using dodecaphonic composition.Arnold Schoenberg-Wikipedia
  • Herbert Lindenberger in his book Opera in History, for example, views Mahagonny alongside Schoenberg's Moses und Aron as indicative of the two poles of modernist opera.Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny-Wikipedia
  • Among the most celebrated productions during Solti's time in charge was Schoenberg's Moses and Aaron in the 1965–66 and 1966–67 seasons.Georg Solti-Wikipedia
  • His first major project was Schoenberg's Moses und Aron at Covent Garden, which led on to further productions at that house.Peter Hall (director)-Wikipedia
  • The group has participated in premieres of contemporary music, such as the posthumous concert premiere of Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron.NDR Chor-Wikipedia
  • The choir took part in pioneering projects, such as the concert premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron.NDR Chor-Wikipedia
  • There was also a celebrated production of Schoenberg's Moses and Aaron in the 1965–66 and 1966–67 seasons.The Royal Opera-Wikipedia
  • He staged the GDR premiere of Schönberg's Moses und Aron there, also conducted by Kurz in 1975.Harry Kupfer-Wikipedia
  • The choir took part in pioneering projects, such as the concert premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's unfinished opera Moses und Aron in 1954.WDR Rundfunkchor Köln-Wikipedia
  • He 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.Richard Cassilly-Wikipedia
  • This season also saw the first production of a three-year collaboration between The Royal Opera and Welsh National Opera, staging Moses und Aron in 2014, Richard Ayre's Peter Pan in 2015 and a new commission in 2016 to celebrate WNO's 70th anniversary.The Royal Opera-Wikipedia
  • Schott also published several major scores of Arnold Schoenberg, including Moses und Aron and Von heute auf morgen.Schott Music-Wikipedia
  • Schoenberg intended Moses und Aron as his operatic masterpiece, but it was left unfinished at his death.Opera in German-Wikipedia
  • In 1973 he recorded Schoenberg's opera Moses und Aron, used as a soundtrack for the film Moses und Aron.Michael Gielen-Wikipedia
  • For several seasons they were in residence at the Théâtre du Châtelet, where they took part in new productions of six operas: Arabella, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die schweigsame Frau, Moses und Aron, Oedipus Rex and Hänsel und Gretel.Philharmonia Orchestra-Wikipedia
  • Zürich Opera House has been the setting for numerous world premières, such as Alban Berg’s Lulu, Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, Arnold Schönberg’s Moses und Aron, and Rudolf Kelterborn's Der Kirschgarten.Zürich Opera-Wikipedia
  • This period also marked a return to the opera house, including two productions with Peter Stein: Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (1992, Welsh National Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris); and Schoenberg's Moses und Aron (1995, Dutch National Opera and Salzburg Festival).Pierre Boulez-Wikipedia
  • Stein has also directed operas, such as Rheingold in Paris, 1976 (conducted by Georg Solti); Otello for the Welsh National Opera in 1987; and Moses und Aron for the Salzburg Festival, 1996 (conducted by Pierre Boulez).Peter Stein-Wikipedia
  • Johannes Fritsch calls Hymnen a 'masterpiece', comparable to Beethoven's Missa solemnis, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, and Schönberg's Moses und Aron.Hymnen-Wikipedia
  • 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.Karl Rankl-Wikipedia
  • In 2003 he portrayed Moses in Schoenberg's Moses und Aron in Stuttgart.Wolfgang Schöne-Wikipedia
  • Schoenberg would later use a notation without a traditional clef in the Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte (1942), A Survivor from Warsaw (1947) and his unfinished opera Moses und Aron, which eliminated any reference to a specific pitch, but retained the relative slides and articulations.Sprechgesang-Wikipedia
  • With the Tokyo Symphony, he conducted the Japanese premieres of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, John Adams' El Niño and Lachenman's The Little Match Girl.Kazuyoshi Akiyama-Wikipedia
  • After Lohengrin, Konwitschny returned to Hamburg to cooperate with the conductor Ingo Metzmacher on Alban Berg's Lulu, Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.Peter Konwitschny-Wikipedia
  • Ten years later, the ensemble won critical acclaim for its performances of Arnold Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron under Pierre Boulez and Johannes Brahms’s A German Requiem under Daniel Barenboim while performing at the Berlin Festtage in April 1999.Chicago Symphony Chorus-Wikipedia
  • The technique is best known, however, from somewhat later compositions by Arnold Schoenberg, who introduced it for solo voices in his Gurrelieder (1900–1911), Pierrot Lunaire (1913), and the opera Moses und Aron (1930–1932), and for chorus in Die Glückliche Hand (1910–1913).Noise in music-Wikipedia
  • In 1992, the Edinburgh Chorus presented Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.Arthur Oldham-Wikipedia
  • The choir premiered works by contemporary composers including Arnold Schoenberg's unfinished opera Moses und Aron in 1954, Karlheinz Stockhausen's Momente, Luigi Nono's Il canto sospeso, Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Requiem für einen jungen Dichter and Penderecki's St Luke Passion.WDR Rundfunkchor Köln-Wikipedia

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“I have at last learned the lesson forced on me last year, and I shall not forget it. I am neither a German nor a European, and perhaps barely human, but I am a Jew.” Despite having converted to Protestantism in his youth, Schonberg was the target of anti-Semitic attacks from 1921 onwards. Shaken by such virulence, he decided to return to his roots while developing a highly personalised interpretation of the Old Testament. What initially started out as a cantata soon took on the dimensions of an oratorio. The project became a philosophical opera that pitted not only two brothers, Moses and Aron, against each other, but also radicalism and compromise, muddled discourse and lyric effusion to the backdrop of a fickle community personified by a particularly massive chorus. “Oh word, word that I lack!” That last phrase, uttered by Moses, sums up the prophet’s tragic weakness but also expresses the composer’s inability to overcome his own contradictions. Officially converting back to Judaism in Paris shortly before seeking refuge in the United States, the inventor of dodecaphonism was plagued by an almost existential inability during the last two decades of his life: that of completing Moses und Aron. Philippe Jordan conducts this masterpiece along with the full musical forces of the Paris Opera and Romeo Castellucci makes his much awaited debut on the stage of the Opera Bastille.

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