Andrew Patner


A Legendary Encounter

By Andrew Patner

Who was Arnold Schoenberg?In his new and indispensable book, “A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life” (Yale University Press), musicologist Joseph Auner reminds us that Schoenberg has been viewed as a revolutionary modernist, an evolutionary traditionalist, a “reactionary Romantic,” a solitary prophet, the founder of a schoolRead More


Homo Viennensis: A Painter and His City

By Andrew Patner

‘Wien bleibt Wien,” the saying goes here — “Vienna is ever Vienna.” The former imperial capital has always regarded itself in contrast to the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world for that matter, and its Jews have been no different in that regard. From the city’s full opening to them under Emperor Franz Josef in 1867 until theRead More



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