Sonosphere will begin our Birth of Modern Music series with Arnold Schoenberg, an Austrian composer who mapped out the coming modernist era. Schoenberg created new methods of musical composition involving atonality, serialism, and the 12-tone row.
He was also one of the most-influential teachers of the 20th century – with Anton Webern and Alban Berg as two of his most famous pupils.
Look for this episode next week. In the meantime we have prepared a playlist for you of some of the great Schoenberg compositions. Enjoy!
image by forbiddenmusic.org of Schoenberg and members of Second Viennese School walking in Los Angeles