Music Tuesday Presents: Schoenberg Film & Discussion Hosted by William Anderson

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


String Trio, Los Angeles 1946 is a film about the influential 20th century composer and teacher Arnold Schoenberg. In August of 1946, Schoenberg's heart stopped beating. While recuperating, he composed a 19-minute trio for violin, viola, and cello—music in which he attempted to portray his close brush with death. It is a piece widely regarded today as a masterpiece of the 20th century repertoire. The film includes Schoenberg's children Nuria, Ronald, and Lawrence, relating memories of their father, and concludes with a complete performance of the String Trio, filmed at Schoenberg's Los Angeles home. Directed by David Starobin.