Schoenberg, Arnold

   Austrian composer. Schoenberg was a self-taught composer who experimented with new theories and techniques. He broke away from the classical tonal composition and evolved a controversial 12- tone system. His work paved the way for certain types of ‘modern’ music, including that produced by electronic means. With the accession of Hitler in 1933, he was dismissed from his teaching post in Berlin and emigrated to the United States, where he taught in California and continued to compose. He returned to his Jewish identity and a number of his later works - such as the unfinished opera Moses and Aaron - are strongly religious in theme.

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  • SCHOENBERG, ARNOLD — (1874–1951), composer, teacher, and theorist; discoverer of the method of composition with twelve tones related to one another as he himself described it. Born to an Orthodox family in Vienna, Schoenberg became converted to Christianity in 1898… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Schoenberg, Arnold — ▪ American composer Introduction Schoenberg also spelled  Schönberg  born September 13, 1874, Vienna died July 13, 1951, Los Angeles  Austrian American composer who created a new method of composition based on a row, or series (serialism), of 12… …   Universalium

  • Schoenberg, Arnold — (1874 1951)    composer and teacher; leader of the New Vienna School consisting of Schoenberg and his students Alban Berg and Anton von Webern and arguably the pioneer in twentieth century music* composition. Born in Vienna to Jewish parents… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Schoenberg, Arnold — (1874–1951)    Among the 20th century’s major musical innovators, Schoenberg was largely self taught. His first compositions, heavily influenced by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871–1942), who eventually married Schoenberg’s sister, were lushly tonal in… …   Historical dictionary of Austria

  • Schoenberg, Arnold — (1874 1951)    Austrian composer. He was born in Vienna, and held teaching positions in Vienna, Berlin and Amsterdam. In 1924 he settled in Berlin. He left Germany in 1933, and lived in the US. His compositions include the opera Moses and Ann,… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Schoenberg, Arnold (Franz Walter) — born Sept. 13, 1874, Vienna, Austro Hungarian Empire died July 13, 1951, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. Austrian born U.S. composer. He was raised as a Catholic by his Jewish born parents. He began studying violin at age eight and later taught himself …   Universalium

  • Arnold Schoenberg — ( [ˈaːrnɔlt ˈʃøːnbɛrk] ) (13 September 1874 ndash; 13 July 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the spelling… …   Wikipedia

  • Arnold Schönberg — Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Schoenberg — Schoenberg, Arnold (1874 1951) an Austrian ↑composer who went to the US in 1933. He invented the twelve tone system of writing modern music, in which music is written around a set of twelve notes of a ↑Chromatic ↑scale. His system has influenced… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Arnold — /ahr nld/, n. 1. Benedict, 1741 1801, American general in the Revolutionary War who became a traitor. 2. Sir Edwin, 1832 1904, English poet and journalist. 3. Henry H. ( Hap ), 1886 1950, U.S. general. 4. Matthew, 1822 88, English essayist, poet …   Universalium

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