Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
Composed in 1906, Schoenberg's First Chamber Symphony caused a riot at an early performance in Vienna in 1913: the infamous 'skandalkonzert' in which the audience rebelled against Schoenberg, Berg and Webern's stark musical expressionism.
Stephen Johnson explores a masterpiece on the edge between old and new musical worlds ? a crucial stepping stone towards the new artistic horizons of the 20th century.