The next room is a concert video room where several excerpts of his works are played in a continuous 45 minute (?) loop. After that is a clothesline with a collection of playbills and concert posters. That leads to his "educational" exhibit which is about Schoenberg's teaching days in America. It includes actual tests he gave out as well as course syllabi and replies to indignant critics. I'll post just the "Beethoven-related" tests....I never guessed he taught LvB!
(Below are a student's test on Beethoven Opus 13 "Pathetique" and then a test on Beethoven Piano Sonata 5.)
The next table is a hands-on collection of Schoenberg's"stuff" - which includes his address book (where I found his hand-written entries for Kandinsky and Webern), his playing cards (which he designed himself), his photo album, and some sketchbooks. This table alone had enough to keep the Schoenberg fan busy for an hour or more. Nearby is some kind of Dictaphone which Schoenberg used to record some early interviews. In another room is a collection of all of his compositions which you can photocopy for free at a nearby machine. There's also a research library which I didn't go into. From time to time they host concerts in a room above as well. It's really quite a center and a very nice surprise. (click on the photos for enlargements).
|Syllabus for his Beethoven class?|