How well do you know Schoenberg? First learn to spell his name…main
The Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna is setting a quiz, with prizes, for those who think they really know all about the great man.
Only two things wrong with it.
First, it’s multiple choice, so designed for dummies.
Second, it insists on calling him Schönberg when the old man made it abundantly clear after emigration that he never wanted to see another umlaut on his name. He’s Schoenberg, if what the composer wants matters to anyone.
If you still want to try the quiz, it’s here.