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 2,529,673 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Arnold Schoenberg is the 45th most popular composer (up from 58th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Austria (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 6th 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 45 out of 1,228Before him are Jean Sibelius, Claudio Monteverdi, Béla Bartók, Johann Strauss I, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Tomaso Albinoni. After him are Carl Maria von Weber, Orlande de Lassus, Gaetano Donizetti, Erik Satie, Carl Orff, and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Among people born in 1874, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 4Before him are Winston Churchill, Guglielmo Marconi, and Robert Frost. After him are Harry Houdini, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Edward Thorndike, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, and Ernst Cassirer. Among people deceased in 1951, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 4Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein, André Gide, and Philippe Pétain. After him are Ferdinand Porsche, 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 31 out of 1,075Before him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Romy Schneider (1938), Egon Schiele (1890), Johann Strauss I (1804), and Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552). After him are Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Niki Lauda (1949), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), and Herbert von Karajan (1908).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Arnold Schoenberg ranks 6Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Johann Strauss II (1825), and Johann Strauss I (1804). After him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Anton Webern (1883), Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).