#ClassicsaDay #Classical1923 Week 2

New year, new month, new theme. The Classics a Day team decided to look back 100 years. For the month of January, the challenge is to post classical works associated with 1923. They can be pieces composed in that year, premiered in that year, or received their first recording in that year. 

1923 was a pivotal year in classical music. As I soon discovered when I began my research. Here are my posts for the second week of #Classical1923.

01/09/23 Josef Matthias Hauer: Atonale Musik, Op.20

Hauer, independently from Schoenberg, developed a theory of 12-tone composition. He composed Atonale Musik, a collection of 13 pieces, between 1920 and 1922. It premiered in 1923.

01/10/23 Arnold Schoenberg: Fünf Klavierstücke Op. 23

Schoenberg began work on this ground-breaking piece in 1920. It was completed in 1923.

01/11/23 Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op. 18

Zemlinsky considered this 1923 composition his Das Lied von der Erde. Alban Berg quoted from it in his own Lyric Suite.

01/12/23 Ferruccio Busoni: Prélude et étude en arpèges, BV 297

Busoni wrote this work in 1923, near the end of a long and productive life. In many ways, it sums up his style as a pianist.

01/13/23 Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Cathedral Windows, Op.106

Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s first instrument was the piano. By 1910, he had transitioned to the organ. His most popular works — including this one — were written for the organ.

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