[Vienna]: Universal-Edition, . Octavo. Full dark red cloth with printed paper label to spine. 1f. (title, with copyright note to verso), 1f. (dedication to the memory of Gustav Mahler), [v]-ix (prefaces to the first, 1911, edition and third, 1921, edition), [i] (blank), [xi]-xii (table of contents), 507 (text, with folding leaf between pp. 272 and 273 and "Beilage B," containing example 189, loosely inserted between pp. 307-8), 508-15 (index to subjects and terms), 516 (index to persons), [i] (blank), [iii] (catalogue: "Arnold Schönbergs Werke in der Universal-Edition") pp.
Lacking "Beilage A" containing example 137, intended for insert at ca. pp. 231-34.
In very good overall condition.
Third Edition. Rufer (Engl.) p. 133. Ringer p. 321. Tetsuo Satoh p. 56.
The most famous of Schoenberg's treatises, intended as the composer's counter-proposal to other textbooks, mostly written by theoreticians either inactive or insignificant as composers. While predominantly concerned with the "common practice" major-minor system, the book also discusses post-tonal practices as found in the compositions of Schoenberg and his students. The third edition, which describes itself as "vermehrt und verbessert" (enlarged and improved), is the final version of the book. Among the many additions to the first edition (1911), there is a brief passage on dodecaphony, the method of post-tonal composition that Schoenberg developed at the time (footnote p. 464); it was the first time Schoenberg introduced the idea to the public. Item #24303
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