Composers / Edvard Grieg / Persons catalog
Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951) – an Austrian composer, conductor and teacher, one of the key representatives of the Viennese School (alongside Alban Berg and Anton Webern), a pioneer of dodecaphonic and atonal music. His work was initially influenced by late romanticism. Around 1915, he began composing according to the principle of the equality of all twelve notes in the octave. In 1923, he wrote his Suite for piano – the first fully dodecaphonic work. In his oeuvre, we find a variety of forms and genres (from songs to symphonic works). His output had a great influence on the music of the twentieth century and indicated new directions for its development.