RICHARD GERSTL AND ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG:
A REASSESSMENT OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP (1906-1908)
Doctoral Thesis 2011
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (page numbers in red)
Declaration and Abstract 3
Table of Contents 5
Abbreviations and Sources 6
Order of Gerstl’s Works Illustrated in this Thesis 12
Illustrations, Photographs and Other Reproductions 14
A Life in Pictures 19
Chapter 1: Introduction and Sources 23
Chapter 2: From Leopold- and Josefstadt to Alsergrund:
……..–…….Cultural paths to the Gerstl/Schönberg relationship 32
Chapter 3: The Early Works of “Ein äußerst wortkarger Mensch” 45
Chapter 4: Representation of Rejection in Gerstl’s Early Self-portraits 63
Chapter 5: “Als dieser Mensch in mein Haus eindrang . . .” 80
Chapter 6: Gerstl’s Portraits of the Schönberg Circle, 1906/1907 106
Chapter 7: Mathilde Schönberg 124
Chapter 8: Gmunden 1907 146
Chapter 9: Schönberg, Mahler and Stefan George 167
Chapter 10: Gerstl’s studios 1907/8 182
Chapter 11: The Mathilde Letters 200
Chapter 12: A Song to the Siren? Questions of Self-representation in Op.10 215
Chapter 13: A Primitive of Abstraction—Gerstl in Gmunden 1908 247
Chapter 14: Denouement and Aftermath 282 followed by: Postscript 301
Appendices (including Bibliography and Index)
Appendix:A, Section i: Biographies – Main Characters of Thesis 320 Appendix:A..Section ii: Schönberg’s circle, ca. December 1898 329
Appendix:B Illustrated Chronology of Gerstl’s Complete Works 330
Appendix:C Letters and Documents including Mathilde’s Letters—1907/1908 338
Appendix:D Miethke’s 1906 van Gogh Exhibition 353
Appendix:E Texts—op.14, op.15, op.10 + op.7′s Secret Programme 357
Appendix:F Klosterneuburg Day Trip Autumn 1908 365
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