Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1874-09-13
Death 1951-07-13
Americans
German, English, French

Biographical notes:

Composer.

From the description of Arnold Schoenberg letter to Carl Engel, 1942 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 427647095

An Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg came to the United States in 1933 and became an American citizen in 1941. Carl Parrish, an American musicologist and composer, bound together published copies of Schoenberg's piano music with annotations in pencil.

From the description of Letter : Los Angeles, to Carl Parrish, Aurora-on-Cayuga, New York, 1941 Apr. 16. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517475

Austrian composer, originator of 12-tone system, member of faculty at University of California at Los Angeles, 1936-44.

From the description of Letters from notable musicians, 1901-1950. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491675

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000295.0x00032e

Austro-Hungarian composer, teacher (in Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles, Calif.), and leader of the twelve-tone technique of composition.

From the description of Letter, 1934 Jan. 25, Brookline, Mass., to [Frederick A.] Stock, [Chicago?] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491663

Austro-Hungarian composer.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3), dated : Brookline (Mass.), 4 and 16 January 1934, and Los Angeles, 20 February 1950, to Leslie Rogers, librarian of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1934 Jan. 4. and 1950, 20 February. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668984

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Los Angeles Mar. 26 1945, to an unidentified recipient, 1945 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669489

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Mödling July 22 and 16 August 1919, to [Emile Fromaigeat in Winterthur], 1919 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668963

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin Jan. 24 1913, to Frau [Marya] Freund, 1913 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668958

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Vienna, [7 January 1909], and Los Angeles June 16 1938, to Karl Weigl, 1909 Jan. 7. and 1938 June 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668993

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3), dated : Vienna July 24 1895, Mödling July 19 1904, and Los Angeles Aug. 1 [1944], to [David Josef Bach], 1895 July 24. and 1944 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668948

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3), dated : Vienna June 16 1910, and Berlin Nov. 11 1912 and 27 December 1932, to Herr [Carl] Moll, 1910 June 16. and 1912 Nov. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668978

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "Liebe Hansi," a niece, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669492

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, [21 May 1912], to George Bainton in Coventry, 1912 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668951

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Los Angeles Aug. 30 1947, to Pierre Aelberts at Dynamo Editions in Liège, 1947 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668943

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Los Angeles Apr. 13 1949, to Mr. R[udolf] F. Kallir, 1949 Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668967

From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card : [n.p., Vienna?], to Herr Mittermüller, [n.d., 1900-1933]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668974

From the description of [Intermezzo from String Quartet no. 3, op. 30]. [1927?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569245

From the description of Aus den "Flüchtlingssonnetten vom Jahr 1849" von Ludw. Pfau / 24/6. [18]97. 24/6. [18]97. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569255

From the description of [Das Buch der hängenden Gärten. : Nos. 3, 4, 5, and 8 : Drafts]. 1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569196

From the description of Gurre Lieder / von Jens Peter Jacobsen / für / Soli, Chor und Orchester / von / Arnold Schönberg. 7. November 1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569216

From the description of [Unentrinnbar : no. 1 from Vier Stücke für gemischten Chor, op. 27]. 30. 9. 1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569251

From the description of Dreimal sieben Gedichte / aus Albert Giraud's / Pierrot lunaire / (Deutsch von Otto Erich Hartleben) / für eine Sprechstimme / Klavier, Flöte (auch Piccolo), Klarinette (auch Bass-Klarinette), Geige (auch / Bratsche) und Violoncell / (Melodramen) / von / Arnold Schönberg / op. 21. [1912?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569237

From the description of Erwartung / (Monodram) / Dichtung von Marie Pappenheim / Musik / von / Arnold Schönberg / Op. 17. 4. Oktober 1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569209

From the description of [Wir müssen Geliebteste leise hinschreit(en) ich und du.]. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569259

From the description of [Duftreich ist die Erde und die Luft.]. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569207

From the description of [Dass schon die Maienzeit vorüber.]. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569200

From the description of [Mein Herz das ist ein tiefer Schacht.]. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569227

From the description of Mädchenlied. von Paul Heyse. h[manuscript] [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569224

From the description of [Drüben geht die Sonne scheiden.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569203

From the description of Autograph letters signed (19), dated : Vienna, Rottach Egern, Berg am Starnberger See, Traunstein bei Gmunden, Berlin, and [n.p.], 1904-1917, [and n.d.], to Arnold Rosé (two are to "Professor Rosé," the rest are to "Herr Konzertmeister"), 1904-1917, [and n.d.], including 1904 June 9 and 1913 Dec. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668989

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna Aug. 11 1910, to an unidentified recipient, 1910 Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669479

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brookline (Mass.), to M. [Serge] Kussivitzky, [n.d., 1934?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668971

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna Aug. 8, 1910, to an unidentified recipient, 1910 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669477

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Mödling Apr. 4 1918, to an unidentified recipient, 1918 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669486

From the description of Kammersymphonie (für 15 Solo Instrumente). 25. Juli 1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569220

From the description of Ständchen v. Arnold Schönberg. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569248

From the description of Gedenken. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569212

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [Lugano] Aug. 9 1930, and Barcelona Oct. 23 1931, to Alban Berg, 1930 Aug. 9. and 1930 Aug. 13. and 1931 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668955

From the description of Autograph postcard signed, dated : [Vienna] Aug. 8 1910, to Max Oppenheimer, 1910 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668982

From the description of [Moses und Aron : draft]. 17. VII 1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569230

An Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg came to the United States in 1933 and became an American citizen in 1941.

From the description of Letters, 1939-1950. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517372

Mathilde Schönberg (née Zemlinsky), the sister of Alexander Zemlinsky, was Arnold Schoenberg's first wife; they married in 1901. Gertrud Schoenberg (née Kolisch) was Arnold's 2nd wife; they married in 1924. Nuria Schoenberg Nono and Lawrence ("Larry") Schoenberg were 2 of the 3 children of Gertrud and Arnold Schoenberg. Justine Rosé (née Mahler) was Gustav's sister.

From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1906-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864394

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg was born on Sept. 13, 1874 in Vienna; began composing before he was nine years old; composed the string sextet Verklärte Nacht (1899), which he later scored for string orchestra, and became one of his most popular works; Austrian composers Alban Berg and Anton Webern began studying with him in 1904; his cantata Gurrelieder (begun in 1900) was received enthusiastically at its premiere in 1913; by 1909 he began creating atonal compositions, and in his Opus 25 Piano Suite, he created the first composition based on a row or series of 12 tones; his opera Moses und Aron (begun in 1930) was based on this technique; in 1925 he was invited to direct the master class in musical composition at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin; after the rise of the Nazis, he was dismissed from his post in 1933, and emigrated to the United States via Paris; took a position at the Malkin Conservatory in Boston in November 1933, and then moved to California the following year; after a year as a lecturer at the University of Southern California (1935-36) he taught composition as UCLA from 1936 until his retirement in 1944; he became a U.S. citizen in 1944; continued to create compositions illustrating his mastery of the 12-tone method; died on July 13, 1951 in LA.

From the description of Collection of correspondence, photographs, and papers, 1899-1951. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39526385

An Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg came to the United States in 1933 and became an American citizen in 1941. Kurt List was an Austrian-American composer also active in music criticism and in the sound recording business.

From the description of Letters, 1946-1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652284

From the guide to the Arnold Schoenberg letters, 1946-1949, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Biography

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg was born on Sept. 13, 1874 in Vienna; began composing before he was nine years old; composed the string sextet Verklärte Nacht (1899), which he later scored for string orchestra, and became one of his most popular works; Austrian composers Alban Berg and Anton Webern began studying with him in 1904; his cantata Gurrelieder (begun in 1900) was received enthusiastically at its premiere in 1913; by 1909 he began creating atonal compositions, and in his Opus 25 Piano Suite, he created the first composition based on a row or series of 12 tones; his opera Moses und Aron (begun in 1930) was based on this technique; in 1925 he was invited to direct the master class in musical composition at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin; after the rise of the Nazis, he was dismissed from his post in 1933, and emigrated to the United States via Paris; took a position at the Malkin Conservatory in Boston in November 1933, and then moved to California the following year; after a year as a lecturer at the University of Southern California (1935-36) he taught composition as UCLA from 1936 until his retirement in 1944; he became a U.S. citizen in 1944; continued to create compositions illustrating his mastery of the 12-tone method; died on July 13, 1951 in LA.

From the guide to the Arnold Schoenberg Collection of Correspondence, Photographs, and Papers, 1899-1951, (University of California, Los Angeles. Performing Arts Special Collections)

Austrian composer identified with the ultra modern school of music by his departure from accepted forms of composition. Came to the U.S. in 1933 as teacher (U. of Southern California) and conductor.

Rudolf Kolisch, violinist and leader of The Kolisch Quartet, worked with Schoenberg and brought his string quartets before the public through performances in Europe and the U.S.

From the description of Letter, 1934 July 1, to Rudolf Kolisch, with added note by Gertrud Schoenberg. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122546406

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Subjects:

  • Choruses (Men's voices)
  • Monologues with music (Instrumental ensemble)--Scores
  • Music theory--History--20th century
  • Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores
  • Sonatas (Violin and piano)
  • Concertos (Violin)--Scores
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • String quartets--Scores
  • Symphonies (Chamber orchestra)--Scores
  • Musicians--Portraits
  • Monologues with music (Piano quintet)--Scores
  • Concertos (Violoncello)--Parts
  • Concertos (Piano)--Scores
  • Songs (High voice) with string ensemble--Scores
  • Songs (High voice) with piano
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) unaccompanied
  • Piano music
  • Variations (Orchestra)--Scores
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), unaccompanied
  • Music
  • Fanfares
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Brass ensembles--Scores
  • Songs
  • Songs with piano
  • Instrumental ensembles--Scores
  • Song cycles--Excerpts--Scores
  • String quartets--Scores and parts
  • Monologues with music (Instrumental ensemble)
  • Piano music, arranged
  • Septets (Clarinets (2), guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, violoncello)--Scores
  • Composers--Archival resources
  • String trios--Scores
  • Chamber orchestra music, Arranged--Scores
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Monologues with music (Voice with instrumental ensemble)--Scores
  • Variations (Orchestra)
  • Cantatas, Secular--Score
  • Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
  • Musical sketches
  • Symphonies (Instrumental ensemble)
  • String sextets (Violins (2), violas (2), violoncellos (2))--Scores
  • String quartets--Parts
  • Choruses, Secular (Men's voices), Unaccompanied--Scores
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with chamber orchestra--Accompaniment
  • Opera--Scores
  • Songs (Low voice with instrumental ensemble)--Scores

Occupations:

  • Composers
  • Arrangers
  • Collector

Places:

  • Fowey, Cornwall (as recorded)