Arnold Schoenberg <i>Musician of Contrasts</i>

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195099249
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199870004 | DOI:
Arnold Schoenberg Musician of Contrasts

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This chapter begins by discussing some of the inconsistencies in the biographies of Arnold Schoenberg. It mentions the ambiguities regarding his nationality. It talks about the problems that he faced in finding economic security. It tells of his experiences and reputation as a teacher and as a composer. It examines his style and methods of teaching and composing. It discusses his experiences in the United States as well as in Europe.

Keywords: Arnold Schoenberg; nationality; teacher; composer; United States; Europe; Hungarian; Czech; American; Vienna

Chapter.  14156 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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