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whereas some of the other names never did anything tonal--or very little

That's sloppy--I'll take it back.  Really I'd like to find a few examples, but I can't until late tonight.  It's a whole musical period and I don't want to prejudice ideas--of course, they all understood tonality, so in at least one way (by not being tonal) there is tonality (the lack of something--the shape its absence creates)--ach!  I mean, I'm very happy to be corrected by those who know more about these composers and this period.

(btw, Pierre Boulez is the composer/conductor to search for--there are plenty of pieces on youtube--also interviews.)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed May 14th, 2008 at 05:17:52 AM EST
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