March 30, 2012
The UNT Libraries received a collection of original manuscripts, letters and photographs of famed composer Arnold Schoenberg, who created the revolutionary 12-tone technique of composition.
His oldest living grandson, Arnold Greissle-Schoenberg, and his wife, Nancy Bogen, donated the works and, in December, attended a performance of Mein Lebenslauf, composed by Arnold Schoenberg’s son Georg, and performed by UNT students, alumni and faculty members.
The collection gives insight into one of the 20th century’s most innovative composers. It includes such items as errata sheets from Arnold Schoenberg’s famously difficult violin concerto.