Arnold Schoenberg Wed July 20 Noon

Arnold Schoenberg on KKSM Radio!

Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg on the terrible reception he received from conservative Viennese audiences

On Wednesday, July 20 at 12 noon on KKSM Radio, AM 1320, the radio revolution, and Mary Ellen’s guest will be Arnold Schoenberg on…

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Music by Dead Guys and Gals on KKSM Radio

Music by Dead Guys and Gals
Music by Dead Guys and Gals

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Short history of Arnold Schoenberg!

Arnold Schoenberg was born Sept. 13, 1874 to a lower middle-class family to Pauline Nachod and Samuel Schoenberg in Vienna and died on July 13 1951. His development of the twelve-tone series in the field of music and atonal music are the two greatest developments that the twentieth century had seen. Schoenberg’s works added vigor to the maturing romantic period. Arnold Schoenberg’s life helped to inspire one of the great novels of the twentieth century, Thomas Mann’s ‘Doctor Faustus’.

He will share with you

How being self-taught ended up in crazy music
Thoughts on the Sex-tet poem Transfigured Night
Handling the riotous, conservative Viennese audiences
How bankers are girly men
How teaching and eating go together
How he was always the first in the family to try…
His strange remembrance of the words of Pierrot Lunaire
The meaning of 12 tone music – 6 pack vs. 12 pack
What it means to be an undecipherable genius
and much more.

And we will hear excerpts of his music:


pierrot lunaire

Variations for Orchestra Op 31 (1934) 9:22
Verklarte Nacht ( Transfigured Night ) Op. 4 Part 1 11:50
Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth), op. 13 9:43
Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen (To Submit to Your Sweet Glance) 3:04
Die glückliche Hand, op. 18 (The Lucky Hand) 8:33
String Quartet In D Major (1897) – 1. Allegro molto 6:20
Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire (Op. 21, 1912) Movements I-VII 13:41
Five Piano Pieces  14:55
Suite for Piano Op 25 (1921) 15:43
A Survivor from Warsaw 8:21
Psalm 130 opus 50b from 1950, 6:05

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from Arnold Schoenberg.

You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be transported to a world of laughter and beautiful music on KKSM Radio, AM 1320, The Radio Revolution, Oceanside CA, worldwide at

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Writers are Mary Ellen Wilson and Mark Giglio