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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Composer

Austrian composer, theorist and a principal figure on the Second Viennese School.

Initially he wrote in a late Romantic style (as in his Verklärte Nacht) but he then developed the famous twelve-note, serial and atonal method of composition. His Five Piano Pieces, Op 23 and The Serenade, Op 24 are both written in this form. He fled the Nazis and settled in California, where he died.


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Further Reading: Schoenberg

 Interview, Jack Liebeck on Brahms and Schoenberg

The violinist talks to Katherine about his BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month, which was inspired in part by the memory of his grandfather Walter Liebeck - an accomplished amateur violinist and German emigré.

 Recording of the Week, Music by Haydn and Schoenberg from cellist Alisa Weilerstein

James listens to energetic, vital accounts of Haydn's two cello concertos from Alisa Weilerstein, coupled with an expressively radiant performance of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht.

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