Deaths of the Artists: Anton Webern in Twelve Tones

An essay on the death, music and aesthetic of the composer Anton Webern at Prague’s B O D Y.

“Anton Webern was killed on September 15, 1945 in Mittersill, Austria. For a long time no one knew the exact circumstances of the great composer’s death and the musical world more or less accepted the mystery. Then, musicologist Hans Moldenhauer carried out an investigation that took in the US Army’s own account of events.”

Continue Reading at B O D Y

Photo – Erwin Stein (no relation, as far as I know), Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg, Amsterdam, 1914.

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