Arnold Schönberg, Karl Kraus und ihre Wiener Kreise
Arnold Schönberg Center
Friday, 13 September 2024
9.30 am

Symposium “Arnold Schönberg, Karl Kraus und ihre Wiener Kreise”

Lectures by Markus Böggemann, Frauke Fitzner, Gerald Krieghofer, Hartmut Krones, Isabel Langkabel, Therese Muxeneder, Jessica Payette, Dirk Rose, Matthias Schmidt

Discussion rounds on open research questions

On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Arnold Schönberg and Karl Kraus, an interdisciplinary symposium will follow in the footsteps of two of the most important driving forces of Viennese Modernism. As an advocate of musical evolution, Schönberg embodied the courage to deviate from convention. His literary oeuvre bears witness to the multilayered influence of Kraus’ writings. As a moral arbiter of language, Kraus waged a relentless battle against corrupting newspaper phrases, double standards, and aesthetic uniformity. The symposium will address language criticism and polemics as well as Jewish Vienna, social democratic cultural politics, aspects of reception history, publicity strategies, new ways of listening, and Kraus’s reception of Offenbach.

Cooperation Arnold Schönberg Center and Center for Research on Arnold Schönberg and the Viennese School at the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna