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Arnold Schoenberg

1874 - 1951

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Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (, US also ; German: [ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k] (listen); 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian-American composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter. He is widely considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arnold Schoenberg has received more than 2,734,211 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Arnold Schoenberg is the 51st most popular composer (down from 45th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Austria (down from 31st 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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Among composers, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 51 out of 1,216Before him are Tomaso Albinoni, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, Anton Bruckner, and Carl Orff. After him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Orlande de Lassus, Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Bellini, and Mikis Theodorakis.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 37 out of 1,237Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Niki Lauda (1949), Egon Schiele (1890), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), and Anton Bruckner (1824). After him are Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Karl Landsteiner (1868), Konrad Lorenz (1903), and Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

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