A grandson of the great composer by his first marriage has withheld the documents and letters owned by his side of the family from the Arnold Schoenberg Centre in Vienna and given them instead to the University of North Texas.
Arnold Greissle-Schoenberg, 88, is the son of Gertrude Schoenberg (pictured below, the daughter by his first marriage to Mathilde von Zemlinsky, and his pupil, Felix Greissle. The family migrated to America in 1938; Gertrud died in 1947. Some of the material appears to contain information of great consequence about the genesis of the 12-note row. It may mean scholars will have to split their time between Vienna and Denton.