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Schoenberg, Arnold

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSchoenberg, ArnoldArnold SchoenbergSchoenberg, 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 Chromaticscale. 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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