The composer, painter and writer Arnold Schönberg spent his summer holidays at Lake Traunsee six times between 1905 and 1923. For some summers he stayed at the Gasthof Hois’n. At the Traunsee Schönberg created chamber music, songs, piano pieces, paintings and drawings. The first twelve-tone composition in the history of music was written in Traunkirchen in July 1921.
The exhibition traces Schönberg’s creative years at Lake Traunsee, sketches a panorama of significant modernist artistic encounters and, away from the idyll, addresses the summer resort anti-Semitism of the early 1920s in the Salzkammergut.