Marcus shares work of L.A. composer

A story of an immigrant composer in Los Angeles was the focus of “Exile in Paradise? Arnold Schoenberg and the Los Angeles Emigres” presented by Ken Marcus, associate professor of history, Tuesday as part of the Faculty Research Lecture series.

About 25 people, most of them faculty, gathered in the West Dining Room for Marcus’ lecture.

“Most composers wanted to study with him,” Marcus said.

Schoenberg, who had to flee his homeland to escape the Nazis, later spent an important part of his life in Los Angeles.

Faculty and students enjoyed the lecture Marcus gave about Schoenberg’s life and the way his life impacted the music and culture of his time in Los Angeles.

“I came here to hear about Schoenberg because I always like his music,” said student Juana Garcia.

Garcia said she connected with aspects of Schoenberg’s life.

While some attended the lecture to learn more about Schoenberg, others came to support faculty research in general.

“It is interesting to see the different things that are being done in the way of research,” said Philip Hofer, director of the international and study abroad center.

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