Arnold Schoenberg

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Born September 13, 1874(1874-09-13)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)
Died July 13, 1951(1951-07-13) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, United States
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Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (1874–1951) was an Austrian composer, music theorist and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.

Works[edit]

(in German unless noted)

Scores[edit]

Recordings (online)[edit]

Writings[edit]

Books
  • Harmonielehre, Vienna: Universal Edition, 1911; 3rd ed., 1922.
  • Models for Beginners in Composition, Los Angeles, 1942; exp.ed., 1943. (English)
  • Style and Idea, ed. & trans. Dika Newlin, New York: Philosophical Library, 1950, 224 pp; London: Faber and Faber, 1975; University of California Press, 1975; 1984. Fifteen collected essays. (English)
    • Styl a idea, trans. & ed. Ivan Vojtěch, Prague: Arbor vitae, 2004, 402 pp. [1] (Czech)
  • Stil und Gedanke. Aufsätze zur Musik. Gesammelte Schriften 1, ed. Ivan Vojtech, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 1976; 1994, 514 pp. Writings from 1909-50. [2]
  • Coherence, Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Instruction in Form, ed. Severine Neff, trans. Charlotte M. Cross, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. (English). Trans. of Zusammenhang, Kontrapunkt, Instrumentation, Formenlehre, written 1917-36.
  • The Musical Idea and the Logic, Technique, and Art of Its Presentation, eds. & trans. Patricia Carpenter and Severine Neff, New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. (English). Trans. of Musikalische Gedanke und die Logik, Technik, und Kunst seiner Darstellung, written 1923-36.
  • A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life, ed. Joseph Auner, Yale University Press, 2003, 428 pp. (English). Collection of essays, letters, literary writings, musical sketches, paintings, and drawings.

Correspondence[edit]

  • Briefe, ed. Erwin Stein, Mainz, 1958.
    • Letters, trans. Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser, London: Faber and Faber, 1964. (English)
  • "Der Briefwechsel zwischen Arnold Schönberg und dem Verlag C. F. Peters", ed. Eberhardt Klemm, Deutsches Jahrbuch der Musikwissenschaft, Vol. 15 (1971), pp 5-66.
  • Arnold Schönberg – Wassily Kandinsky: Briefe, Bilder und Dokumente einer außergewöhnlichen Begegnung, ed. J. Hahl-Koch, Salzburg, 1980.
  • Arnold Schoenberg Correspondence: a Collection of Translated and Annotated Letters Exchanged with Guido Adler, Pablo Casals, Emanuel Feuermann and Olin Downes, ed. E. M. Ennulat, Metuchen, NJ, 1991. (English)
  • Briefwechsel der Wiener Schule, Bd. 1: Alexander Zemlinsky – Briefwechsel mit Arnold Schönberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg und Franz Schreker, ed. Horst Weber, Darmstadt, 1995.
  • Briefwechsel der Wiener Schule, Bd. 3: Briefwechsel Arnold Schönberg – Alban Berg, ed. Thomas Ertelt, 2 vols., Mainz, 2006.

Literature[edit]

Monographs
  • René Leibowitz, Schoenberg et son école, 1947. (French)
  • Josef Rufer, Das Werk Arnold Schönbergs, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1959.
  • Willi Reich, Arnold Schönberg oder Der konservative Revolutionär, Vienna, Frankfurt and Zürich: Molden, 1968, 328 pp; dtv, 1982.
    • Arnold Schoenberg: A Critical Biography, trans. Leo Black, New York: Prager, 1971. (English)
  • B. Boretz, E.T. Cone (eds.), Perspectives on Schoenberg and Stravinsky, Princeton University Press, 1968; Norton, 1972. (English)
  • Jan Maegaard, Studien zur Entwicklung des dodekaphonen Satzes bei Arnold Schönberg, Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1972.
  • Eberhard Freitag, Schönberg, Reinbek: Rowohlt, 1973, 192 pp. [3]
  • Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt, Arnold Schönberg: Leben, Werk, Umwelt, Zürich, 1974; Munich: Piper/Schott, 1989.
  • Charles Rosen, Arnold Schoenberg, New York: Viking, 1975, OL; Princeton University Press, 1981; University of Chicago Press, 1996. (English)
  • Carl Dahlhaus, Schönberg und andere: gesammelte Aufsätze zur Neuen Musik, Mainz, 1978.
    • Schoenberg and the New Music: Essays, trans. Derrick Puffett and Alfred Clayton, Cambridge University Press, 1987, 316 pp. (English) Review, [4].
  • Alexander L. Ringer, Arnold Schoenberg: The Composer as Jew, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.
  • Jonathan Dunsby, Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Cambridge University Press, 1992, 108 pp, OL. (English) With a translation of libretto by Andrew Porter.
  • Walter Frisch, The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893-1908, University of California Press, 1993. (English)
  • Alban Berg, Musikalische Schriften und Dichungen, Band 1. Analysen musikalischer Werke von Arnold Schönberg, eds. Rudolf Stephan and Regina Busch, Vienna, 1994, 130 pp. (German)
  • Thomas Harrison, 1910: The Emancipation of Dissonance, University of California Press, 1996. (English)
  • Juliane Brand, Christopher Hailey (eds.), Constructive Dissonance: Arnold Schoenberg and the Transformations of Twentieth-Century Culture, University of California Press, 1997. (English)
  • Nuria Schönberg-Nono, Arnold Schönberg 1874–1951. Lebensgeschichte in Begegnungen, Klagenfurt: Ritter, 1998.
  • Peter Gradenwitz, Arnold Schönberg und seine Meisterschüler, Vienna: Zsolnay, 1998.
  • Bryan R. Simms, The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923, Oxford University Press, 2000. (English) [5]
  • Manuel Gervink, Arnold Schönberg und seine Zeit, Laaber: Laaber, 2000.
  • Alexander L. Ringer, Arnold Schönberg: Das Leben im Werk, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002.
  • Allen Shawn, Arnold Schoenberg's Journey, Harvard University Press, 2002, OL. (English) [6]
  • Martin Eybl, Die Befreiung des Augenblicks: Schönbergs Skandalkonzerte von 1907 und 1908. Eine Dokumentation, Vienna: Böhlau, 2004.
  • Hartmut Krones, Arnold Schönberg: Werk und Leben, Vienna: Steinbauer, 2005.
  • James K. Wright, Schoenberg, Wittgenstein, and the Vienna Circle, Bern: Peter Lang, 2007. (English)
  • Malcolm MacDonald, Schoenberg, Oxford University Press, 2008. (English) [7]
  • Sabine Feisst, Schoenberg's New World: The American Years, Oxford University Press, 2011. (English)
  • Joy H. Calico, Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe, University of California Press, 2014, 272 pp, PDF. [8] (English)
Papers and articles

Films[edit]

  • My War Years: Arnold Schoenberg, dir. Larry Weinstein, 83 min, 1992. TV film. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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