Schönberg gave many interviews in the course of his artistic career; those which we know, published in newspapers, trade journals and radio broadcasts and which are all collected here, span a good 40 years, capturing Schönberg’s oral statements on various topics, their specific questions and answers querying and elucidating his viewpoints at different times, in Europe and the United States.
The sources of these documents include the publications themselves (some of them recalled from the journalists’ memories), transcriptions (many of them bearing Schönberg’s handwritten remarks), radio broadcasts and audio recordings of private conversations with Schönberg.