Arnold Schönberg, the Teacher

Richard Fish20th century

UNESCO Memory of the World

UNESCO Memory of the World

Arnold Schönberg Estate.

Schoenberg’s retirement from UCLA on October 31, 1944.

“Schoenberg’s retirement from UCLA on October 31, 1944 was not the cessation of his activity as a teacher. Most of his pupils, he taught in his home in Brentwood Park until his death in 1951.

On the wall Schoenberg had pinned huge sheets of wrapping paper on which he wrote with crayons, drawing the staves with a staffliner fitted with crayon. He proclaimed his hatred of blackboards and chalk.” (Pauline Alderman, Reminiscences. Arnold Schoenberg at USC, in Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute 5/2 1981). Arnold Schönberg, unknown, Natalie Limonick, unknown, Henry Endicott Hanson, unknown, unknown, Alfred Carlson, Richard Hoffmann.

The Arnold Schönberg Estate contains the records of Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951), a composer, painter, teacher, theoretician, and innovator who is ranked amongst the prominent artistic figures in the history of western culture. His writings, apart from his compositions, are valuable documents for the musical, intellectual, and cultural history of the first half of the 20th century, as well as for exile studies, and thus for contemporary history. They are evidence of the multifaceted interests of an eminent artistic personality, and also address questions of aesthetics, Jewish affairs, politics, and religion.


  • Title: Arnold Schönberg, the Teacher
  • Creator: Richard Fish
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Location: Austria
  • Subject Keywords: Art, Music, Painting
  • Rights: Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Gertrud Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Nuria Schoenberg-Nono, Venice, Lawrence and Ronald Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Belmont Music Publishers, Los Angeles
  • Medium: Photograph

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