About the author: Dr. Gary Tucker received his PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick.2001 0-7734-7559-1
This is the first published detailed analysis of all four of Alban Berg’s Four Songs, op.2. This early work lies exactly at the boundary between ‘tonal’ and ‘atonal’ means of pitch organization, a boundary often taken as central to the understanding of 20th century music. This study offers a new look at the conceptions of those categories, and traces their development in technical detail and context across all four songs. Includes texts and translations of the songs.