Rivalry in Music: Stravinsky vs Schoenberg

At the beginning of the 20th century there were two celebrated liberators of music who were the complete opposite of each other: the stylishly nonchalant Igor Stravinsky who revolutionized the musical field from the rhythm-section on the one hand – and on the other the smart and world-weary Arnold Schoenberg with his visionary 12-tone-music. What started as a respectful meeting of two composers soo turned into a bitter rivalry that led to a fundamental debate about progress and truth in music. We travelled to L.A., Vienna and Venice to trace the steps of the two genius composers.

Buch und Regie: Sylvie Kürsten
Camera: Chris Valentien
Sound: Robert Sandow
Editor: Nina Mühlenkamp
Producer: Lucie Tamborini
Executive Producers: Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer
Commissioning Editor: Dietmar Klumm (ZDF/Arte)

A 3B-Produktion GmbH production for ZDF together with Arte
Eine Produktion der 3B-Produktion GmbH im Auftrag von ZDF/3sat.
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