SMT-V: The Society for Music Theory Videocast Journal

SMT-V is the open-access, peer-reviewed video journal of the Society for Music Theory. Founded in 2014, SMT-V publishes video essays that showcase research in music theory in a dynamic, audiovisual format, presented so as to have the potential to engage both specialists within the field as well as interested viewers outside the music theory community. The journal features a supportive and collaborative production process, and publishes three to four videos per year. Read more about SMT-V here.

Latest Issue: 7.3 (March 2021)

A Film Scene for Schoenberg’s Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene

Orit Hilewicz (Eastman School of Music) and Stephen Sewell (Brooklyn, NY)


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This article presents a wordless analytic interpretation of Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene, Op. 34, 1929–1930, by Arnold Schoenberg, performed by Takuo Yuasa and the Ulster Orchestra (2002), courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

For a gloss on this video, see Orit Hilewicz, 2021, “Schoenberg’s Cinematographic Blueprint: A Programmatic Analysis of Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene (1929–1930),” MTO 27.1,


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