Friday, December 18, 2015

Weihnachtsmusik - Schönberg

Arnold Schoenberg was born to a lower-class Jewish family in Vienna in 1874, converted to Lutheranism in 1898, and defiantly converted back to Judaism in 1933 with the rise of the Nazi party.  Fortunately, he moved to the United States in 1934.  The Nazis labeled his music "degenerate".

Here's a sample:

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