Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who wrote the libretto of Der Rosenkavalier

Source: The Guardian, December 16, 2016

…Born in Vienna, Hofmannsthal knew well the shifting forces of his city during the fin de siècle. From an early age, he was a central figure in Jung Wien, a literary group including Schnitzler and the acidic satirist Karl Kraus that gathered daily at the Café Griensteidl, where they sat elbow to elbow with the philosopher and social reformer Rudolf Steiner, Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism, and composer Arnold Schoenberg, the citys self-appointed emancipator of dissonance….

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