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Arnold Schoenberg, World Famous Composer, Dies in Los Angeles; Ousted by Nazis

Arnold Schoenberg, world famous composer who left Germany in 1933 after the Nazis had ousted him from a faculty post at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin because he was a Jew, died here yesterday at the edge of 76.

One of the most controversial figures in modern music, Mr. Schoenberg developed the 12-tone system of music and brought dissonances into use in the field of classical music. In 1940 Mr. Schoenberg became an American citizen, and in 1947 he received the annual Award of Merit for Distinguished Achievement from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.