The digitization of more than 60 diaries owned by Arnold Schönberg in the years 1900 and 1910 to 1951 has now been completed. The entries for the years 1926–1932 can be accessed via the image archive at schoenberg.at. Newly added are the years 1924 and 1925.

Transcriptions of the diary entries from those years allow multifarious insights into Schönberg’s daily and weekly schedules in Mödling and Berlin, on concert and lecture tours, aside from his artistic appointments and education obligations, while also enabling the indexing of works, persons, places and events.

Over the coming months, further years will be successively added to the image archive. The news section at schoenberg.at will keep you up to date on developments.

Are you interested in the diary entry from September 1925 pictured here?
An unknown hand wrote the name of an essential oil, “Olio di Citronella,” on Schönberg’s calendar a few days before his birthday (September 13th).

Image: Arnold Schönberg’s Calendar, September 1925 © Belmont Music Publishers, Pacific Palisades

 

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