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Jack Boss takes a special method of reading Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone system, adapting the composer's concept of a 'musical thought' - challenge, elaboration, answer - as a framework and concentrating on the large-scale coherence of the full piece. The booklet starts by means of defining 'musical notion' as a wide, overarching technique regarding clash among musical components or occasions, elaboration of that clash, and backbone, and examines how such conflicts usually contain symmetrical pitch and period shapes which are obscured in a roundabout way. Containing shut analytical readings of a big variety of Schoenberg's key twelve-tone works, together with Moses und Aron, the Suite for Piano Op. 25, the Fourth Quartet, and the String Trio, the learn presents the reader with a clearer realizing of this still-controversial, hard, yet very important modernist composer.

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