November 28, 1996 |
The Arnold Schoenberg collection, donated to USC in 1973 by the famous composer's heirs, was supposed to be a Southern California cultural archive for the ages. But now that the collection will be leaving USC--after disagreements between the university and the heirs over the treatment of the massive cache of scores, manuscripts, photos and memorabilia--the Schoenberg family says the search for permanent security for the Schoenberg Institute will most likely lead to Europe.
January 13, 1991 |
Leonard Stein, director of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at USC, gives his last performance in that capacity this week. He announced his retirement during a recent interview at the university. After 16 years as head of the institute, Stein says, without rancor, "Enough is enough." Appointed director in 1975, the genial pianist/conductor, who served as teaching assistant to Schoenberg before the composer's death in 1951, oversaw the opening of the USC facility in 1977.
September 23, 1990 |
At the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, a season-long survey of "Artists in Exile: From Nazi Germany to America" will get under way Oct. 17 with the opening of the exhibit, "From the Old World to the New World: Schoenberg's Emigration to America." Concerts, lectures and seminars are part of the survey, continuing through June on the USC campus, home of the institute.
April 27, 1989 |
Antoinette Perry brought exceptional artistry as percussionist to her Tuesday night recital in the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at USC. Acknowledging pianist Perry thus merely underscores the perspective of her challenging program. In music of Schoenberg, Bartok, Shostakovich, George Crumb and Donald Keats, Perry exploited those possibilities of the piano that graphically emphasize its historic assignation to the percussion family of instruments. And she did so with the same intense care and respect that she has brought to Mozart and Beethoven.
February 16, 1987 |
With an average age of less than 33 years, the four members of the decade-old American String Quartet are too young an ensemble to have had any direct connection with Arnold Schoenberg. Indeed, at the time the composer died, in the summer of 1951, only one of the members of the quartet had been born.
November 5, 1985 |
"Clarinetists are organizers," claims David Ocker, a clarinetist who is also a composer and who demonstrates his achievement in both occupations in a New Music America '85 event Wednesday afternoon at 5 at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at USC. By way of documentation, the bearded musician points to his several years' service as general factotum of the Independent Composers Assn., and his seven-year employment as copyist/librarian/computer programmer by another active composer, Frank Zappa.