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.


(in German unless noted otherwise)


Recordings (online)[edit]


  • Harmonielehre, Vienna: Universal Edition, 1911; 3rd ed., 1922.
    • Manuale di armonia, trans. Giacomo Manzoni, Milan: il Saggiatore, 1963, IA, ARG. (Italian)
    • Tratado de armonía, trans. & intro. Ramon Barce, Madrid: Real Musical, 1979; 1990. (Spanish)
    • Theory of Harmony, trans. Roy E. Carter, University of California Press, 1983. Based on the 3rd ed. (English)
    • Harmonia, trans. Marden Maluf, 1999. (Portuguese)
  • Style and Idea, ed. & trans. Dika Newlin, New York: Philosophical Library, 1950, 224 pp; London: Faber and Faber, 1975; University of California Press, 1975; 60th anniv. ed., 2010, 570 pp. Fifteen collected essays. (English)
    • El estilo y la idea, trans. Juan J. Esteve, Taurus, 1963, 284 pp. (Spanish)
    • 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 1909-1950. WP.
  • Coherence, Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Instruction in Form, ed. Severine Neff, trans. Charlotte M. Cross, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. Trans. of Zusammenhang, Kontrapunkt, Instrumentation, Formenlehre, written 1917-1936. (English)
  • 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. Trans. of Musikalische Gedanke und die Logik, Technik, und Kunst seiner Darstellung, written 1923-1936. (English)



Papers and articles


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