The UNESCO writes in their press release:
“Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951), composer, painter, teacher, theoretician, and innovator is ranked amongst the prominent artistic figures in the history of western culture. His writings, apart from his compositions, are valuable documents for the musical, intellectual, and cultural history of the first half of the 20th century, as well as for exile studies, and thus for contemporary history. They are evidence of the multifaceted interests of an eminent artistic personality, and also address questions of aesthetics, Jewish affairs, politics, and religion.”
The Schönberg documentation is archived at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna.
It is a joy for UE to see such an important composer of the 20th century recognised in this prestigious manner.