Arnold Schoenberg

1874 - 1951

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Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (, US also ; German: [ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k] ; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian-American composer, music theorist, painter, teacher, and writer. Among the first modernist composers to write music of dense motivic relations saturating the musical texture, he propounded concepts like developing variation, the emancipation of the dissonance, and the "unity of musical space". Schoenberg's early works, like Verklärte Nacht (1899), represented a Brahmsian–Wagnerian synthesis on which he built. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arnold Schoenberg has received more than 3,145,452 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Arnold Schoenberg is the 58th most popular composer (down from 51st in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Austria (down from 37th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Austrian Composer.

Arnold Schoenberg is most famous for being the father of atonal music.

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Over the past year Arnold Schoenberg has had the most page views in the with 352,328 views, followed by German (107,416), and Japanese (51,939). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hausa (212.27%), Cantonese (170.11%), and Malagasy (118.72%)


Among composers, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 58 out of 1,451Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonio Salieri, Orlande de Lassus, Carl Orff, Erik Satie, and Georg Philipp Telemann. After him are Vangelis, Henry Purcell, Astor Piazzolla, Johann Christian Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Jules Massenet.

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Among people born in 1874, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 5Before him are Winston Churchill, Robert Frost, Guglielmo Marconi, and Harry Houdini. After him are Herbert Hoover, Howard Carter, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, Johannes Stark, Max Scheler, and Edward Thorndike. Among people deceased in 1951, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 6Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein, André Gide, Philippe Pétain, Ferdinand Porsche, and Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. After him are Abdullah I of Jordan, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, René Guénon, Arnold Sommerfeld, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, and Hermann Broch.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 45 out of 1,424Before him are Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Alois Hitler (1837), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), and Lise Meitner (1878). After him are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Christian Doppler (1803), Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Otto von Habsburg (1912), and Otto Skorzeny (1908).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 7Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), and Johann Strauss II (1825). After him are Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), Josef Strauss (1827), and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).