HÀ NỘI — The Austrian Embassy in Hà Nội, in co-operation with the National Library of Việt Nam, the Việt Nam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) and the Arnold Schönberg Centre, is organising an exhibition about Arnold Schönberg and the New Viennese School.
The exhibition showcasing photos of the life and career of the composer will be available at the National Library of Việt Nam from July 8-22.
Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951), who also developed the twelve-tone technique, and his students, particularly Alban Berg and Anton Webern, are among the most influential composers of the 20th century. They marked a new epoch in music history.
Arnold Schönberg conducts a concert in Los Angeles in 1937. File photos from the embassy
The exhibition will be accompanied by performances of the works of the mentioned composers by musicians from the VNSO, the Việt Nam Academy of Music and Schubert in a Mug under the musical supervision of the Principal Conductor of the VNSO Maestro Honna Tetsuji.
The exhibition opened at 4pm, July 8, in the library.
It will be followed by a concert with arrangements of Viennese Waltzes by Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern.
Other performances with works of these composers will take place on July 16 and 22 at 6.30pm at the same venue.
This exhibition is part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and Austria. VNS
Arnold Schoenberg: Blue Self-Portrait, 1910.