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  Arnold Schoenberg Biography - famous Arnold Schoenberg Classical collection and Arnold Schoenberg Music Reviews.
Schoenberg's earlier compositions are post-romantic in character, followed by a period in which he developed his theories of atonality, music without a key or tonal centre.
Schoenberg's most important opera is Moses und Aron, of which he completed only two of the three acts.
In addition to four string quartets and a late string trio, Schoenberg's post-romantic Verklärte Nacht of 1899 is particularly noteworthy.
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  The Music Chamber - Arnold Schoenberg
Schoenberg would be known as the inventor of atonalism and the ravisher of the listener's ears.
Arnold Schoenberg was born in Vienna on September 13th,1874 as son of the merchant Samuel Schoenberg and his wife Pauline.
The legendary "scandal concert" of 1908, where his String Quartet #2, op.10 and the chamber symphony (op.9) were performed for the first time, was received with a lack of understanding by the press and with vociferous protests by the public.
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  Essentials of Music - Composers
Schoenberg's development of the twelve-tone method of composition was a turning point in twentieth century music.
Schoenberg's early music was clearly marked by the style of the late nineteenth century, and influences of Brahms, Mahler and others can be seen in pieces such as his Verklärte Nacht.
The music of this period is also marked by a style that is referred to as expressionist, and Schoenberg had contact with, and a great deal of admiration for, the expressionist painters and writers (Schoenberg himself painted in an expressionist style).
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  Arnold Schoenberg - Music Downloads - Online
Schoenberg was, amazingly, a self-taught musician, whose Harmonienlehre ("Theory of Harmony") is still studied for the breadth of its understanding of the deepest meaning of structure in music.
For all its theoretical underpinning, Schoenberg's music is most often dramatic in a romantic way, at the same time leaping to the horizons of pitch in its melodies and, through fragmentation and "Klangfarbenmelodie" (sound-color-melody), creating an angular, "modern" sound in its rhythm and unique orchestration.
Schoenberg's earlier and more romantic scores are Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night") for string sextet or orchestra; Pelleas und Melisande (no relation to Debussy's work); and Gurrelieder, which is Mahleresque in texture; all are conceived on a sweeping scale of interior emotion.
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 Schoenberg - MSN Encarta
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Austrian-born composer, creator of the twelve-tone system of musical composition, and one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.
Schoenberg fell seriously ill in 1946, and at one point his heart stopped beating; this experience is reflected in his String Trio (1946), written after his recovery.
Schoenberg occasionally returned to tonal composition, but in the majority of his works of the 1930s and '40s he attempted to synthesize the twelve-tone technique with the formal principles he had employed during his expressionist period.
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 Arnold Schoenberg, composer
Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg (the anglicized form of Schönberg - Schoenberg changed the spelling officially when he left Germany and re-converted to Judaism in 1933), (September 13, 1874 - July 13, 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer.
Arnold Schoenberg was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish family in the Leopoldstadt district (in earlier times a Jewish ghetto) in Vienna.
Schoenberg was forced into exile by the Nazis in 1933 and emigrated to Paris, where he reaffirmed his Jewish faith, and then to the United States.
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 Brain-Juice | Biography of Arnold Schoenberg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arnold Schoenberg was born on September 13, 1874, to a working-class Jewish family in Vienna, Austria.
Schoenberg developed the idea of composition using "twelve tones related only to each other" (which in later years came to be called twelve-tone writing, dodecaphony, and finally serialism) in order to facilitate the use of extended atonal forms through a more subtle, flexible, and pervasive form of motivic unity.
Schoenberg's twelve-tone paradigm was undoubtedly a supremely important contribution to music, and it is hard to overstate its importance to the course of composition in the last century.
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 Atonality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was described by composer Ferruccio Busoni as the “exhaustion of the major-minor key system,” and by Schoenberg as the “inability of one tonal chord to assert dominance over all of the others.” The first phase is often described as "free atonality" or "free chromaticism" and involved the conscious attempt to avoid traditional diatonic harmony.
Schoenberg was the major innovator of the system, but his student, Anton Webern, then began linking dynamics and tone color to the primary row as well, making the row not only of notes but other aspects of music as well.
Schoenberg, whose music is generally used to define the term, was vehemently opposed to it, arguing that "atonal" meant "without tone." For some, the term continues to carry negative connotations.
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 Arnold Schoenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arnold Schönberg was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish family in the Leopoldstadt district (in earlier times a Jewish ghetto) in Vienna [1].
Schoenberg, who criticized Mahler's first several symphonies, was nevertheless influenced by Mahler's art, championed his work and considered Mahler a "saint." Despite his Jewish background in 1898 he converted to Lutheranism.
Arnold Schoenberg was grandfather of the lawyer E.
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 Arnold Schoenberg Conducts - Picture - MSN Encarta
Arnold Schoenberg Conducts - Picture - MSN Encarta
The new, atonal musical style of Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg caused riots to break out at performances of his first two string quartets in 1905 and 1908.
These experiences led Schoenberg to feel misunderstood by a public that could not grasp his music.
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 Arnold Schoenberg information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arnold Schoenberg was grandfather of the lawyer Randol E. Schoenberg.
Schoenberg was also a painter of considerable individuality, whose pictures were considered good enough to exhibit alongside those of Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky, and he wrote extensively: plays and poems, as well as essays not only about music but about politics and the social/historical situation of the Jewish people.
Schoenberg suffered from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number thirteen); it is said that the reason his late opera is called Moses and Aron, rather than Moses and Aaron (the correct spelling with two As) is because the latter spelling has thirteen letters in it.
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 The Musical Times: Arnold Schoenberg 1874-1951
Arnold Schoenberg was born in Vienna on 13 September 1874 into a family of Jewish faith.
Schoenberg’s music has always shown this to be true, for it began with a post-Mahler, somewhat morbid romanticism, and thence developed through various intellectual strata to a height of remotely Alpine thought in purely musical terms.
As his second wife Schoenberg married in 1923 the sister of the well-known violinist, Rudolf Kolisch; he is survived by a son and a daughter.
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 Arnold Schoenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He is particularly remembered as one of the first composers to embrace atonal motivic development, and for his twelve tone technique of composition using tone rows.
Schoenberg was largely self-taught, taking lessons only with Alexander von Zemlinsky who was to become his first brother-in-law.
It was during the absence of his wife that he composed "You lean against a silver-willow" (German: Du lehnest wider eine Silberweide), the first piece without any reference at all to a key.
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Arnold Schoenberg and his family were forced to leave Mattsee, an Austrian lake-area where they had a vacation residence, when it became restricted to bona fide Aryans only, in the summer of 1921.
In 1933, shortly before his 60th birthday, Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most important composers in history, was forced to flee his native Europe due to the increasing Nazi terror.
Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) was personally affected by Nazi policies of Kulturkampf and antisemitism.
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 ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: THE MINORITY OF THE "INCONCEIVABLE GOD"
For Arnold Schoenberg music is in its essence "the presentation of the musical thoughts of a music-poet, of a music-thinker."[9] Considering that "today one can be modern without being obliged to keep up to the best"[10], Schoenberg stressed the intellectual content of music and unequivocally subordinated to this content the manner of its expression.
Schoenberg´s assessment of the rights of those who believe "in conquered art, in conquered ideas"[16] was to a large extent determined by his understanding of the Romantic conception of genius and of the Jewish idea of Messianic election.
Schoenberg, the Jewish thinker with an inside knowledge of Christianity, was in a privileged position to deconstruct the basic tenet of the "logical" finitisation of God by dealing with the problem within the context of the foundational Jewish history.
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 Arnold Schoenberg Center - Geschichte
Arnold Schönbergs Nachlaß blieb nach seinem Tod im Jahr 1951 im Besitz seiner Familie und wurde bis 1964 von seiner Witwe Gertrud Schoenberg verwaltet.
In den Siebziger Jahren entschlossen sich seine Erben, die Sammlung dem 1973 gegründeten Arnold Schoenberg Institute an der University of Southern California in Los Angeles zur Verfügung zu stellen, wo neben einem Aufführungs- und Ausstellungsraum ein modernes Archiv errichtet wurde, das bis 1997 öffentlich zugänglich war.
Als die Vorgabe der Schönberg-Erben, Institut und Archiv sollten sich in Forschung und Lehre auf die Person Arnold Schönberg beziehen, in den letzten Jahren von der University of Southern California nicht mehr erfüllt werden konnte, kam es im Jahr 1996 zwischen ihr und den Erben zu einem Rechtsstreit.
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 Arnold Schoenberg
In 1933, shortly before his 60th birthday, Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most important composers in history, was forced to flee his native Europe due to the increasing Nazi terror.
The name Schoenberg is inextricably linked in most people's minds with serialism and The Second Viennese School.
They are "complex, free-wheeling elaborations of 18th-century source materials," Joseph Horowitz has written, "tonal yet reflecting...Schoenberg's 12-tone craftsmanship." Schoenberg's use of tonal materials in these works does not imply, however, that he had repudiated serialism or his revolutionary theoretical ideas; in them he merely transformed the triad's harmonic function and significance.
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 Public Programs | Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw
Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) was personally affected by Nazi policies of Kulturkampf and antisemitism.
In the face of an annihilation that promised to wipe out both the individual and the culture whose essence the prayer embodied, the act of reciting the ancient creed was more than a demonstration of faith or submission.
As Schoenberg recognized, and as the music to A Survivor from Warsaw forcefully asserts, to pray Sh'ma Yisrael under such circumstances was also an act of defiance.
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 The Ensemble Sospeso - Arnold Schoenberg
For Schoenberg, twelve-tone composition was not a matter of law (the twelve tables) but of destiny (the twelve apostles).
The logical conclusion to all this was Schoenberg’s: harmonic form ceases to function, and the diatonic scale is no longer a reference point.
Schoenberg’s twelve is secular and arbitrary, and the number of steps in the chromatic scale is nothing more than the result of acoustics and of renaissance theorists.
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 Schoenberg, Arnold Franz Walter - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Schoenberg, Arnold Franz Walter
After 1918, Schoenberg wrote several free-atonal works for chamber ensembles, using classical forms, as well as numerous works for solo piano.
Driven from Germany by the Nazis, Schoenberg settled in the USA in 1933, where he influenced a generation of US composers.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 Arnold Schoenberg information - Search.com
Arnold Schoenberg was grandfather of the lawyer Randol E. Schoenberg.
Schoenberg's music had made a break from tonality, which greatly polarised responses to it: his followers and students saw him as one of the most important figures in music, while critics hated his work, on the whole.
Schoenberg was also a painter of considerable individuality, whose pictures were considered good enough to exhibit alongside those of Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky, and he wrote extensively: plays and poems, as well as essays not only about music but about politics and the social/historical situation of the Jewish people.
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 Music: Arnold Schoenberg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Schoenberg was born in Vienna, Austria in 1874.
Schoenberg taught himself music theory as a teenager, while playing violin and violincello, and, naturally, began composing then as well.
Schoenberg made a living as a young adult writing the music for various operettas written by others.
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 Schoenberg, Arnold on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My music lesson; Schoenberg declared that his Survivor from Warsaw should not be performed by a prof...
Arnold Schoenberg's atonal influence on new music appears to be waning.
For some, Arnold Schoenberg looms as the bogeyman of all that's wrong with modern music.
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 College of Charleston: - Arnold Schoenberg Exhibition
The Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, Austria has chosen the College of Charleston as one of the few places in the United States that will show its large, multi-media exhibit.
Schoenberg’s musical works will be presented as part of the College’s School of the Arts Monday Night Concert Series on September 26 at 8 p.m.
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) was a lifelong non-conformist, both as a person and as an artist.
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