Classics of the Phonograph

Who’s afraid of Arnold Schoenberg?

Composer Arnold Schönberg sitting on ground

Composer Arnold Schönberg in Payerbach 1903 By Austrian photographer(Life time: fl. 1900) - Original publication: 1903Immediate source:

Arnold Schoenberg is probably the most famous and avoided composer of the 20th Century. Most of the great conductors of the first half of the century just would not play his music. Recordings of his works were few until the advent of the LP at midcentury.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will play some of the early records of Schoenberg's works.