Paul von Klenau

Paul von Klenau Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    11th February 1883
  • Died
    31st August 1946
  • Birthplace
    Copenhagen, Denmark

Paul August von Klenau was a Danish-born composer who worked primarily in Germany and Austria. enau was among Arnold Schoenberg's advocates during the 1920s, and Schoenberg attended a concert of his music conducted by Klenau in 1923 in Freiburg. Also according to Schoenberg, Klenau once defended his use of the twelve-tone technique as the basis of an opera (Klenau's output includes three twelve-tone-based operas in all, the first from 1932–33) as an example of National Socialist art, making an analogy of the row with the leader that everything else in the piece needed to follow. (This, and a political analogy made by Socialist composers, Schoenberg equally derided as "nonsense." He refers to Klenau as "the German composer, Paul von Klenau".)

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Gespräch mit dem Tod Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Jahrmarkt bei London Fantasy Voice(s) and Orchestra
Kjarten und Gudrun Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Sulamith Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
3 Stimmungen Piano piece Piano
9 Klavierstücke Piano piece Piano
Paolo und Francesca Symphonic Poem Orchestra