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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg

  • September 13, 1874 Vienna (Austria) - July 13, 1951 Los Angeles (USA)


Arnold Schoenberg is the 20th century’s master in modernity

An autodidact and admirer of Zemlinsky whose daughter he married, Arnold Schoenberg was first influenced by the last masters of Romanticism: Johannes Brahms, Wagner and Mahler. His works at the close of the 19th century, such as Transfigured Night, already express the desire to go beyond late Romanticism towards new horizons. Reflecting on the diverse possibilities for drastically changing musical language, Schoenberg became one of the greatest teachers of the beginning of the 20th century. Alban Berg and Webern were his first pupils and accompanied their master’s musical revolution.

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