Tag Archive: Arnold Schoenberg

Otto Klemperer, Conductor, 1885-1973

"Max Kowalski, In Memoriam," signed photograph of Otto Klemperer from the Max Kowalski Collection.

Though the conductor Otto Klemperer’s career in the United States lasted just six years before complications from an unnecessary surgery forced him temporarily from the podium, he had an enormous impact on classical music in America.

Arnold Schoenberg, Composer, 1874 –1951

Drawing by Emil Orlik

Arnold Schoenberg is recognized as one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and he appears again and again as a correspondent and topic of discussion in the papers of prominent musicians in the LBI archives.