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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg (Composer)

Born: 13th September 1874, Vienna, Austria

Died: 13th July 1951, Los Angeles, U.S.A

Nationality: Austrian

Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian-born composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter. He is widely considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. As a Jewish composer, Schoenberg was targeted by the Nazi Party, which labeled his works as degenerate music and forbade them from being published. He emigrated to the United States in 1933, becoming an American citizen in 1941.

Further Reading: Schoenberg

 Recording of the Week, Verklärte Nacht from Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Schoenberg's masterpiece is framed by works for voice and orchestra (also on the theme of 'transfigured night') by Franz Lehár, Oskar Fried, and Erich Korngold.

 Interview, Edward Gardner on Schoenberg

The British conductor talks to Katherine about his recording of Erwartung & Pelleas und Melisande, released on Chandos last month, and socially-distanced music-making in Bergen.

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