The Second Viennese School thrived before World War One, and is now best known for breaking with tonality and creating serial composition. Coincidentally, the deaths of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern were all somewhat unusual. Schoenberg was born into an Orthodox Jewish family and, since both of his parents were born in the region that became Czechoslovakia after World War I, he was later assigned Czech citizenship.
See Article History Alternative Titles: He was also one of the most-influential teachers of the 20th century; among his most-significant pupils were Alban Berg and Anton Webern.
Before he was nine years old, Schoenberg had begun composing little pieces for two violinswhich he played with his teacher or with a cousin. A little later, when he acquired a viola -playing classmate, he advanced to the writing of string trios for two violins and viola.
His meeting with Austrian musician and physician Oskar Adler later the famed astrologer and author of The Testament of Astrology was a decisive one. Adler encouraged him to learn the cello so that a group of friends could play string quartets.
To help the family finances, the young man worked as a bank clerk until During that time he came to know Alexander von Zemlinskya rising young composer and conductor of the amateur orchestra Polyhymnia in which Schoenberg played cello. The two became close friends, and Zemlinsky gave Schoenberg instruction in harmonycounterpointand composition.
Highly influenced by the style of Johannes Brahmsthe quartet was well received by Viennese audiences during the —98 and —99 concert seasons.
It was based on a poem of the same name by Richard Dehmel and was the first piece of program music written for such an ensemble. Its programmatic nature and its harmonies outraged conservative program committees. Consequently, it was not performed untilwhen it was violently rejected by the public.
In Schoenberg moved to Berlin, hoping to better his financial position. German composer Richard Strauss helped him to get a job as composition teacher at the Stern Conservatory and used his influence to secure him the Liszt stipend awarded by the Society for German Music. With the encouragement of Strauss, Schoenberg composed his only symphonic poem for large orchestra, Pelleas und Melisande —03after the drama by Belgian writer Maurice Maeterlinck.
Back in Vienna inSchoenberg became acquainted with the Austrian composer Gustav Mahlerwho became one of his strongest supporters. He used a similar form in the more-concise Chamber Symphony in E Majora work novel in its choice of instrumental ensemble.
The young Austrian composers Alban Berg and Anton Webern began studying with him in ; both gained from him the impetus to their notable careers, and Schoenberg, in turn, benefitted greatly from the intellectual stimulation of his loyal disciples.
However, as his harmonies and melodies became more complex, tonality became of lesser importance. That work is innovative in another respect, too: Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
On February 23,his Gurrelieder begun in was first performed in Vienna. The gigantic cantata calls for unusually large vocal and orchestral forces. Gurrelieder was received with wild enthusiasm by the audience, but the embittered Schoenberg could no longer appreciate or acknowledge their response.
Inunable to make a decent living in Vienna, he had moved to Berlin.Beginnings in Russia Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was born at Oranienbaum near St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 17, Although his father was a star singer of the Imperial Opera, he expected the boy to become a bureaucrat.
Arnold Schoenberg, in full Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Schoenberg also spelled Schönberg, (born September 13, Early life. Schoenberg’s father, Samuel, owned a small shoe shop in the Second, The experimental works of Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky about heralded a new epoch in music.
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Arnold Schoenberg, the leading composer of the Second Viennese School, was born in Vienna on September 13, Schoenberg was born into an Orthodox Jewish family and, since both of his parents were born in the region that became Czechoslovakia after World War I, . Early life. Schoenberg’s father, Samuel, owned a small shoe shop in the Second, then predominantly Jewish, district, of ashio-midori.comr Samuel nor his wife, Pauline (née Nachod), was particularly musical, although, like most Austrians of their generation, they enjoyed music.