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Theodor W. Adorno 1903: Theodor W. Adorno
11.9.1903: Theodor W. Adorno (†6.8.1969)
His name was actually Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund-Adorno, German philosopher, sociologist and musical theorist. He was born in Frankfurt am Main where he studied philosophy, musicology and psychology. He wrote music reviews during his degree course. In 1925 he moved to Vienna where he studied composition under Alban Berd. In 1938 he emigrated to New York to escape the Nazis and became a member of the institute for social research and cooperated in the Princeton Radio Research Project. Adorno lived in Los Angeles from 1941 to 1949. He drafted the philosophical work “Dialectic of Enlightenment” with social philosopher Max Horkheimer. In 1949 he returned to Frankfurt am Main and became professor at the Institute for Social Research. Alongside Horkheimer, Adorno was also cofounder of the renowned Frankfurt school.
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Philosopher and composer Theordor Adorno emigrated to which U.S. city in 1938?
  New York
  Los Angeles