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The composer, writer and painter Arnold Schönberg was born in Vienna’s 2nd District, Leopoldstadt, in 1874. He was associated with the expressionist movement in poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. In 1934 he immigrated to the US, where he was highly influential as an avant-guarde composer. Schönberg died in Los Angeles in 1951.

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Arnold Schoenberg : composer, Leo Baeck Institute, F 3070.