The Arnold Schönberg Center, established in 1998 in Vienna, is an unique repository of Arnold Schönberg’s archival legacy and a cultural center that is open to the public.
Headquartered in Vienna, the private foundation was established by the Municipality of Vienna and the International Schönberg Society, the composer’s community of heirs (Los Angeles, Venice) donating his estate as their contribution.
Exhibitions on Schönberg’s life and work, a gallery of his paintings, a replica of his Los Angeles study, a library on topics relating to the Viennese School, as well as concerts, lectures, workshops and symposia all contribute to a comprehensive experience that will enable the visitor to better understand Schönberg’s contributions to music and the arts. Activities at the Center are geared not only to the dedicated scholar but also to the general public. Professional assistance is granted for examining and studying Schönberg’s music manuscripts, writings and his correspondence.
Scholarly results of the Center’s symposia are being published through the periodical “Journal of the Arnold Schönberg Center.” A museum shop includes publications in various languages, scores and both current and historic recordings of Schönberg’s works.
The Schönberg-House in Mödling is a preserved monument where Arnold Schönberg lived from 1918 to 1925 and where he developed the “Method of composing with twelve tones which are related only with one another.” The house maintains a permanent exhibition of Schönberg’s original instruments and furniture, as well as video and audio stations, and provides insight into the life and works of the composer, while highlighting the exciting story of his Mödling years.
The archive is open all year-round to scholars, composers, musicians and the general public. The collection comprises more than 20,000 pages of music and text manuscripts, 3,500 historical photographs, personal documents, diaries, concert programs, Schönberg’s library, memorabilia and instruments, as well as copies and scans of the world-wide inventory of Schönbergiana. A comprehensive library is connected to the archive. Focal points of the research activities are the digitalization of the Schönberg archive, the compilation of the works catalogue and cooperation with the Complete Critical Edition of Schönberg’s Writings.
www.schoenberg.at offers comprehensive information concerning the life and work of the composer, music theoretician, painter, teacher, inventor and trailblazer of classical musical modernism. Scans of autographs, audiofiles of Schönberg’s compositions, a webradio station, in addition to documentations, voice recordings, and an expansive selection of Schönberg’s writings enhance the collection. Scores, recordings and literature can be ordered in the e-shop.
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