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  1. Schoenberg in Los Angeles, c. 1948. Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg ( / ˈʃɜːrnbɜːrɡ /, US also / ˈʃoʊn -/; German: [ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k] ( listen); 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian-American composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter. He is widely considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.

  2. Arnold Schoenberg remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of music. From the final years of the 19th century to the period following World War II, Schoenberg produced music of great stylistic diversity, inspiring fanatical devotion from students, admiration from peers like Mahler, Strauss, and Busoni, riotous anger from conservative Viennese audiences, and unmitigated hatred from his many detractors.

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    • 1920 – 1924
    • 1925 – 1929
    • 1930 – 1934
    • 1935 – 1939

    Arnold (hebr. Avraham) Schönberg, born on September 13, 1874 There is little that stands out in the biographies of my parents. My father was born in 1838. When he was fourteen he came to Vienna, where he became an apprentice in a business, and then had his own small business. He married when he was thirty-two. I was the second child, born when he w...

    Schönberg was employed by the private bank Werner & Co.between 1891 and 1895. Review of the first concertwith the Mödling choral society Freisinn, which was conducted by Schönberg, November 22, 1896 Zwei Gesänge für eine Baritonstimme und Klavier [Two Songs for Baritone and piano] op. 1 (1899) »Verklärte Nacht«. Sextett für 2 Violinen, 2 Violen und...

    I came to the Stern Conservatorythrough Richard Strauss’ intercession. I am especially indepted to Richard Strauss who is the most noble and warm-hearted person. […] He also obtained the Liszt Stipend for me. (Arnold Schönberg to Karl and Josephine Redlich, April 1, 1903) Between December 1901 and July 1902 Schönberg worked as music director for Er...

    Friede auf Erden für gemischten Chor a cappella ["Peace on Earth" for mixed chorus a cappella] op. 13 (1907/11) I cannot say that I remember consciously feeling all these nuances while I was composing. But as they are there now, I see them as more than just a happy coincidence: they are rather a merciful gift of which I endeavor to be worthy. (Schö...

    Death of his friend, mentor and revered artist: Gustav Mahler died on May 18, 1911. Sechs kleine Klavierstücke [Six little piano pieces] op. 19 (1911), No. 6, an epitaph-like tribute to Gustav Mahler, June 17, 1911 Brief, incredibly delicate and expressive creations. (Anton Webern, 1912) Theory of Harmony, 1911 I learned this book from my students....

    September 1915: Return to Vienna; at the invitation of Alma Mahler’s friend Lilly Lieser, the Schönberg family lived in Gloriettegasse, Hietzing. Schönberg once again has a wonderful idea: […] to establish a society whose mission it is to present weekly performances of music from ‘Mahler to the present’ to its members. (Alban Berg to his wife Helen...

    Serenade, op. 24, for clarinet, bass clarinet, mandolin, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello and a low male voice, 1920 – 1923 Can almost be compared with Mozart […] The lightweight serenade character is preserved in the whole work despite the boldest combinations and ingenious contrapuntal figures. (Erwin Stein, 1924) Fünf Klavierstücke [Five piano...

    Suite für Kleine Klarinette, Klarinette, Baßklarinette, Geige, Bratsche, Violoncello und Klavier [Suite for piano, piccolo clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola, and cello] op. 29 (1925/26) “My dear wife” A wealth of musical ideas […] a masterpiece of the highest order (Erwin Stein, 1927) Vier Stücke für gemischten Chor [Four pieces for ...

    Klavierstücke [Piano Pieces] op. 33a & 33b (1929/31) Combinations on the instrument which are wholly unexpected and colorful, and also sound appealing. (Else Kraus, soloist at the premiere, 1932) Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene ["Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene"] op. 34 (1929/30) Threatening Fear – Danger – Catastrophe People do ...

    On December 24, 1935 Schönberg’s student Alban Berg died. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra op. 36 (1934–36) dedicated to “My dear friend and comrade-in-arms Dr. Anton von Webern”Studying and playing this work makes one twenty years younger. (Louis Krasner, 1940) Directly after his arrival on the West Coast, Schönberg initially taught a class with ...

  3. Jun 07, 2021 · Arnold Schoenberg was an Austrian-born composer who influenced twentieth-century classical music.

  4. Arnold Schoenberg. (One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century) Arnold Schoenberg, famed for developing the highly celebrated twelve-tone technique, was an Austrian-American composer, teacher and music theorist, who left a lasting influence on the musical scenario of the twentieth century. Born as Arnold Franz Walter Schönberg into a lower middle-class Jewish family in the later part of the nineteenth century in Vienna, he was mostly an autodidact, having rudimentary formal ...

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