Known for his leadership in the Frankfurt College of critical theory of society. He was a sociologist, philosopher, and musicologist. He examined psychology, school of thought, and sociology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe School. He impacted the Western european New Still left through his functions Dialectic of Enlightenment from 1947, Minima Moralia from 1951, and Detrimental Dialectics from 1966. He was raised within a musical family members and could play parts by Beethoven as a kid. He wedded Gretel Adorno in 1937. His name was Theodor Wiesengrund-Adorno until he got his U.S. citizenship. He adopted the functions of Karl Marx.