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By Malcolm Hayes

During this biography of 1 of the 20 th century’s maximum composers, Malcolm Hayes units Webern’s radical technical advances opposed to the Romantic inheritance of nineteenth-century Austro-Germany, tracing the advance of a guy and his music.

Born into the Imperial, musical background of Vienna, Webern grew to become captivated by way of Renaissance vocal song, and this pupil ardour was once to hang-out his compositions all his lifestyles. A student of Schoenberg, he additionally got here to exploit the twelve-note strategy, and mixed this together with his love of chamber tune to create a legitimate that's solely his personal. regardless of a prolific price of composition in his early years, Webern’s track output is small and has a tendency to severe brevity. Tragically, he used to be unintentionally shot and killed within the Allied career of Austria. His paintings has persisted to persuade musicians through the 20th century and because.

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Indd 21 6/25/13 8:53 AM 22 C ur l y and tending the truck garden. Every farm animal became his friend, and he awoke each morning at four thirty to feed them. Shemp, on the other hand, hated farm work and would rather goof off. He never tired of running around the Horwitz spread in the maddest-looking outfit, which consisted of bright red flannel underwear, an old Continental Army coat, and an early American military hat. Each day would find him playing his favorite practical joke. He would don his kooky costume, strike a comical pose in the middle of a cornfield, and wait for the neighboring farmers to pass by and stare in amazement at what they thought was one strange-looking scarecrow.

Bernice: Uncle Babe [Curly] lived with us for a while in the late ’20s. He was very fond of my mother—either because she and dad married on his birthday or because my mother and Jennie battled over real estate deals and my mom usually won. Joan: How did Jennie feel in those days about Moe and Shemp being in show business? Bernice: Jennie thought she was being cursed because her two boys were on the stage and her “baby” was straining at the bit to join them. In fact, to get Uncle Babe away from the theater, she sent him to Europe—I think he spent most of his time in Paris.

Joan: How did Jennie feel in those days about Moe and Shemp being in show business? Bernice: Jennie thought she was being cursed because her two boys were on the stage and her “baby” was straining at the bit to join them. In fact, to get Uncle Babe away from the theater, she sent him to Europe—I think he spent most of his time in Paris. When he returned, he was even more handsome than before, with his dark, wavy hair and very French waxed mustache. This is the time he came to Pittsburgh. indd 43 6/25/13 8:54 AM 44 C ur l y Joan: Can you recall any funny stories related to Curly’s visit?

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