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Schoenberg, Arnold

     
Schoenberg, Arnold
(1874-1951) an Austrian composer who went to the US in 1933. He invented the "twelve-tone system" of writing modern music, in which music is written around a set of twelve notes of a Chromatic scale. His system has influenced many modern composers. His works include Transfigured Night, Pierrot Lunaire, and an opera that he did not finish Moses and Aaron.

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