ABSTRACT

This article examines the role of music in avant-garde periodicals, with emphasis on Arnold Schoenberg, using the corpuses of the Blue Mountain Project and the Modernist Journals Project. Analysis was conducted using XQuery to query the text base of the Blue Mountain corpus for music constituents (notation) in combination with full-text searching in the public interface of both collections. Musical notation is rare in nonmusic journals, and instances are conspicuous. Searching for Schoenberg in multilingual corpuses requires accounting for transliteration and misspellings to capture all occurrences. All such events are analyzed for content and context.

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