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Sight and Sound: Schoenberg, Munch, and Expressionism

The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Kirsten Chambers, soprano

Schoenberg's Erwartung (Expectation) and the artwork of Edvard Munch.

At the climax of Schoenberg's compact operatic monodrama, a woman screams upon finding the dead body of her lover. The close connections between Schoenberg's score and Munch's symbolism extend beyond the composer's expressionist music. The composer was also a painter, heavily influenced by Munch. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed, on view at The Met Breuer, November 14, 2017–February 4, 2018.

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Above: Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944). Self-Portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940–1943. Oil on canvas, 58 7/8 x 47 7/16 in (149.5 cm x 120.5). © Munch Museum, Oslo