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Scores (HTML document)

The Library Catalogue of the Arnold Schönberg Center contains bibliographic entries about the Viennese School, Arnold Schönberg and his works. The catalogue mainly covers titles that are available at the Schönberg Center. The secondary literature is part of a reference library; there is no interlibrary loan.

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Schönberg’s Library

Inventory of books in Schönberg´s legacy (HTML)

Inventory of annotated books in Arnold Schönberg’s legacy (PDF document)

Inventory of annotated periodicals in Arnold Schönberg´s legacy (PDF document)

Sources for Arnold Schönberg´s song text (estate and reconstructed sources) (HTML)

Inventory of music supplies in Schönberg’s legacy (HTML)

At the time of its acquisition by the Arnold Schoenberg Institute (University of Southern California Los Angeles), the legacy of Arnold Schönberg contained 728 monographic titles. Many of these books have annotations in the margins by Schönberg.

Schönberg himself prepared a catalog to his library. This catalog, which also included scores, lists about 600 hundred volumes (of a total today of approximately 2,000 volumes) and was compiled in 1918. Volumes acquired between 1918 and Schönberg’s death in 1951 were not listed anywhere by Schönberg. His catalog consisted of two parts: Numerical Accession Lists (about 38 pages long) and an alphabetical Author List (145 pages).