In conjunction with the Phillips exhibit “The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement,” PCE presents programs of music, readings, commentary, and visual art.
The Re-Invention of Arnold Schoenberg
In the years preceding World War I, Arnold Schoenberg, Wasilly Kandinsky, and Ferruccio Busoni craved liberation. The result was non-tonal music and non-representational painting: a rare artistic revolution in which music and art were transformed at precisely the same moment.
And the moment was vividly reported and discussed in a third medium: letters.
Later, Schoenberg fled to the US, as did Kurt Weill. As patriotic immigrants, both responded musically to Pearl Harbor.
Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 pm The Phillips Collection
William Sharp, baritone Alexander Shtarkman, piano Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor
Arnold Schoenberg: Piano Pieces, Op. 11 and 19 Ferruccio Busoni: Sonatina No. 2 Kurt Weill: “Dirge for Two Veterans” Schoenberg: Ode to Napoleon Readings from the correspondence of Schoenberg, Busoni, and Kandinsky