Book Review

"Pro Mundo, Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg," edited by Bryan R. Simms (Oxford, 2014)

Dave Headlam
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[2] The title, "Pro Mundo, Pro Domo," roughly "for the world, for one's own house," is taken from the subtitles to Berg's essay "The 'Problem of Opera'"; Berg was influenced by Viennese author Karl Kraus's use of the terms in his journal Die Fackel and a collection of aphorisms Pro Domo et Mundo (1912). "Miscellaneous Writings": nine items, all on musical topics [3] In his Introduction, Simms notes Berg's lifelong love of literature, drama, and philosophy, and his early aspirations to be a writer. Bryan R. Simms, compiler and ed., Composers on Modern Musical Culture: An Anthology of Readings on Twentieth-Century Music (New York: Schirmer Books, 1999), pages 63-68; translated by M.D. Herter Norton with additions by Bryan R. Simms.

Journal Music Theory Online
Year 2014
Volume 20
Issue 4
Pages np

Headlam, Dave (2014) Book Review: "Pro Mundo, Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg," edited by Bryan R. Simms (Oxford, 2014). In: Music Theory Online, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. np. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/85566/.

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