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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

Interview, Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective - Transfigured

The chamber ensemble's Artistic Director Tom Poster talks about their new album of works from the Second Viennese School - with a selection of songs from the cruelly truncated career of Alma Mahler in pride of place.

Recording of the Week, A fin-de-siècle voyage with Barbara Hannigan and the Emerson String Quartet

The quartet - joined by Barbara Hannigan and Bertrand Chamayou - go out on a high after nearly fifty years of music-making, with a programme of early twentieth-century works themed around journeying and longing.

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