Wiener Konzerthaus

Arnold Schönberg & Karl Kraus

Oil painting by Arnold Schönberg showing a face in beige and yellow colors, dark eyes and red mouth
Arnold Schönberg: Satire, ca. 1910 @ Arnold Schönberg Center
Oil painting by Arnold Schönberg showing a face in beige and yellow colors, dark eyes and red mouth

"I learned how to write, and even almost how to think, from you." (Schönberg to Kraus, 1911)

"It is remarkable and significant that these two men both emerged out of the Austrian decadence in 1874 – both of them destined to cause a truly salutary disturbance of vital importance to European culture." (Ernst Krenek, 1934)

The anniversary exhibition at the Arnold Schönberg Center explores the origins, parallels, discontinuities and ruptures of this disturbance by following two decisive innovators of Viennese Modernism.
Advocating progress in music, Schönberg embodied the courage to break with conventions. In keeping with the interdisciplinary orientation of Viennese Modernism, the composer also expressed himself as a writer and painter. As a censor of language, Kraus fought an unrelenting battle against corrupting newspaper phrases, double standards and esthetic uniformity. The two jubilarians were united by an unspoken understanding of artistic and social matters, and by a shared ethical program which aimed at a claim to truth in all areas of art.
Featuring music manuscripts, texts, paintings and drawings, as well as letters and photographs, the exhibition retraces the points of contact between Schönberg and Kraus over more than three decades, accompanied by like-minded artists from architecture, literature, painting and music. Digitally animated scores, film clips and voices from the past take visitors on a journey into an only ostensibly lost world.

Venue

Arnold Schönberg Center

Zaunergasse 1-3
1030 Wien

Current Dates

  • Wed. 21 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 01 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

February

  • Wed. 21 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Feb 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

March

  • Fri. 01 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Mar 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April

  • Tue. 02 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 08 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 09 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 15 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 16 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Apr 2024, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 29 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 Apr 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

May

  • Thu. 02 May 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 May 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 May 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 May 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 May 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 May 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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