critic, scholar, performer
(not necessarily in that order)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Arnold Schoenberg. Above, his enchanting 1921 arrangement of Christmas music. Below, a brief clip of the 1974 ceremony in his honor at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, with comments by Ronald Schoenberg and violinist (and Schoenberg's brother-in-law) Rudolf Kolisch.
The last thing he said, on 13 July 1951, was: "Harmonie."