The digitization of more than 60 diaries owned by Arnold Schönberg in the years 1900 and 1910 to 1951 has now been completed. The entries for the years 1926–1932 can be accessed via the image archive.

Transcriptions of the diary entries from those years allow multifarious insights into Schönberg’s daily and weekly schedules while he was teaching at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, on concert and lecture tours, aside from his artistic appointments and education obligations, while also enabling the indexing of works, persons, places and events.

Over the coming months, further years will be successively added to the image archive. The news section at will keep you up to date on developments.

Are you interested in the diary entry from July 1931 pictured here?
Several days before his wife Gertrud’s birthday, Schönberg jotted down some ideas for gifts: “Fur coat | Lemon squeezer | Undergarments”.