When they banged on a piano, we said they had Schoenberg's genius for atonality
As Deborah Mawer argues in her compact and insightful new book, American music arrived on the French scene at exactly the right time, as composers including Debussy, Ravel, and Les Six were looking to break from the rigidity of atonality
and twelve-tone serialism and establish a musical language free of Austro-German domination.
Pfitzner broadened his attacks in the 1920s to include "Bolshevist" atonality
, the "jazz-fox-trot" craze, and the omnipresence of Jewish internationalists.
Kikagaku Moyo's "Stone Garden" shows the band's more experimental side, playing with instrumentation, atonality
and mixing resulting in five songs linked by being created under the same process.
In the early 1920's, Schoenberg pushed beyond atonality
to invent the 12-tone technique.
They were lucid in the second movement's complex lighter and darker moods which alternate through changing harmonies verging on atonality
Two documents from 1934 to 1935 unlock the door to Brown's original intervention in the populous arena of Schoenberg scholarship: an understanding of the motivation behind Schoenberg's turn to atonality
, or as he called it, the emancipation of dissonance.
From blazing new frontiers with her classical compositions exploring 20th century atonality
and dissonant counterpoint to studying American folk music traditions, Crawford Seeger's meaningful musical endeavors shaped a distinctive career and subsequent generations.
The harmony is traditional; no influences of atonality
or polytonality can be found.
No doubt he would have liked to see atonality
banished from his musical world--something, alas, he shared with the National Socialists.
Poe's unique genius in poetics, one which no critic has observed to this day and which in its early stage of exploration and development was completely original, is that he brought atonality
into commanding relief in his effort to capture the subterranean currents and cross-currents of unconscious and pre-conscious desires.
As Picasso and Braque were chopping portrait painting into unrecognizable shapes, Schoenberg and Stravinsky were infusing symphonic music with 12-tone atonality