October 2011

Arnold Schoenberg

Listen to his creepy "Pierrot Lunaire."

Arnold Schoenberg was an Austrian composer who lived from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. He was an expressionist composer and his rather esoteric and difficult pieces—which would most aptly be described as interesting or spooky rather than beautiful—have intrigued composers and classical music aficianados for centuries. Schoenberg’s music, like that of his contemporaries, wasn’t well received by the general public when he was producing.