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Kokoschka et la musique = Kokoschka and music.
imprint
Milan : 5 continents ; Vevey (CH) : Musée Jenisch, 2007.
description
119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
8874394144, 9788874394142
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
subject
personal subject
More Details
imprint
Milan : 5 continents ; Vevey (CH) : Musée Jenisch, 2007.
isbn
8874394144
9788874394142
general note
Joint ed.
Publ. on the occasion of the exhibition, Vevey (CH), Musée Jenisch, 2007.
language note
Parallel texts in French and English.
catalogue key
6772713
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
The Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was closely linked to his country's musical
Main Description
The Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was closely linked to his country s musical tradition, in particular to the Viennese composers Schonberg, Berg, and Webern. His friends included the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, and the musicians Richter, Serkin, Menuhin and Casals. In his autobiography, Kokoschka declared that he "had closer relationships with contemporary musicians than with painters or writers". With his masterly painting The Power of Music (1918-20) Kokoschka entered the debate on musical dissonance, tonality and chromatic harmony, evoking a "music of colors". This book focuses on the artists music-inspired works and presents Kokoschka's favourite theme: the effects of music on the human soul. It also includes never-published-before extracts from the countless correspondences between the artist and his musician friends. Text in English and French.
Main Description
The Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was closely linked to his country's musical tradition, in particular to the Viennese composers Schonberg, Berg, and Webern. His friends included the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, and the musicians Richter, Serkin, Menuhin and Casals. In his autobiography, Kokoschka declared that he had closer relationships with contemporary musicians than with painters or writers. With his masterly painting The Power of Music (1918-20) Kokoschka entered the debate on musical dissonance, tonality and chromatic harmony, evoking a music of colors. This book focuses on the artist's music-inspired works and presents Kokoschka's favourite theme: the effects of music on the human soul. It also includes never-published-before extracts from the countless correspondences between the artist and his musician friends. Text in English and French.
Table of Contents
The power of music: Kokoschka, from Rubens to Schoenbergp. 13
Kokoschka's relationship to music and musiciansp. 23
Kokoschka's correspondence with famous musicians: unknown letters at the Zurich Central Libraryp. 75
Select bibliographyp. 117
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