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Schoenberg [Schönberg], Arnold (opera) (Franz Walter )locked

  • O.W. Neighbour

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(b Vienna, Sept 13, 1874; d Los Angeles, July 13, 1951). Austro-Hungarian, later American composer. He was born into a Jewish family of rather modest means. His father died when he was 16, and he was obliged to leave school and take a job. He therefore received no formal musical education, though his near-contemporary Alexander von Zemlinsky gave him lessons in counterpoint and composition. He very quickly made up for his late start. The string sextet ...

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