Arnold Schoenberg's Writings

Arnold Schönberg’s writings, apart from his compositions, are valuable documents for the musical, intellectual, and cultural history of the first half of the 20th century, also for exile studies, and thus for contemporary history. They are evidence of the multifarious interests of an eminent artistic personality, and address questions of music, aesthetics, politics, and religion.

The database contains pedagogical writings, literary and compositional models, commentaries, writings about music criticism, analysis, and theory, about philosophy, religion, Judaism, politics, and contemporary history; lectures, interviews, open letters, memoranda, notes, testimonials, and diaries.