Tag Archives: Schoenberg

Developing Variation

Thinking back to an earlier post in which I described using a finished piece as the “score” for another one, I realize now that the reason the effort didn’t work was because I was burdened by the idea—a rare moment … Continue reading

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Artist of the Naive Type

This painting by Schoenberg shows the composer and a couple of his cronies getting stinkers in an Austrian beer garden. (Schoenberg is at the back, leaning over a table.) I wonder what words of Adorno would be most appropriate? Perhaps … Continue reading

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New Music

Following from the previous post, to quote critics and philosophers, which I occasionally do on this blog, has some use, namely to confirm the best part of oneself. In this it’s similar to the young artist’s imitation of work that … Continue reading

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