A Conversation with Lawrence Schoenberg about his father, Arnold

Saturday, March 9th marks the return of the spring recital wih the Cret String Trio. Tickets are on sale and seating is limited since it will be held in a private house.

Arnold and Lawrence (“Larry”) circa 1950 in Los Angeles

On Tuesday, I had the privilege to discuss the composer Arnold Schoenberg with his son, Larry. It was a fascinating conversation and we could have spent the entire afternoon discussing his father’s work. We cover, amongst other things, the string trio, written in 1947, which I’ll be performing (along with the Mozart Divertimento) as a member of the Cret String Trio on Saturday, March 9th.

Larry Schoenberg speaking with David

The Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna has a link where one can listen to his pieces online for free. For this concert, we are encouraging listeners to bring a tablet or iPad to follow along with the scores to both works, available as pdfs on the NCMF website at the bottom of the concert page. The Schoenberg score is used with the generous permission of Belmont Music Publishers, who have been warmly supportive of this project.

David Yang, Artistic Director

Family tennis instruction with his children Larry, Ron and Nuria.
Schoenberg’s regular tennis partner was George Gershwin
Gurrelieder – ravishing, monumental music
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