||Frank Warschauer, "The Future of Opera on the Radio" (1929)
On June 8, 1921 – well before regular radio programs began airing in Germany – a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Madam Butterfly was broadcast from the Berlin State Opera. It was the first....
||Arnold Schönberg, "My Public" (1930)
In the following 1930 text, Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg, the inventor of twelve-tone technique, subtly exaggerates his outsider status. At the same time, he downplays the difficulties the....