Adjective(1) characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality
(1) This commitment to rigorously atonal music, planned and performed as a separate entity from the choreography, is at the core of Cunningham's radicalism.(2) Fifty-five years after his death, Anton Webern still leads listeners through a musical underworld where even dodecaphonic and atonal rules simply don't apply.(3) Why do you think audiences have trouble with modern or atonal classical music?(4) This is an umbrella term for a group of musicians in Japan whose music is primarily atonal , noisy, improvised and loud.(5) Not one to experiment in the emerging environment of atonal and neo-classical music, his old-fashioned compositions were swept aside well before his death.(6) In fact, it reminds me very much of Schoenberg's freely atonal music of roughly twenty years previous.(7) Brecht's words, juxtaposed against Weill's music, with its atonal harmonies and angular lines, venomously satirized the state of affairs.(8) When the lectures were first delivered, Bernstein's rejection of atonal music deeply offended many avant-garde composers.(9) Eschewing schools and musical fashions, he wrote a great deal of music which is seldom heard, exploring bitonalites and partly delving into the realm of atonality .(10) He does not like atonality and caused a big stir when he created an alter-ego for himself, Van den Budenmeyer, as a newly discovered classical composer from a few centuries ago.(11) Creston explored a variety of musical techniques and compositional styles, including atonalism .(12) Webern makes the move to free atonality at roughly the same time Schoenberg does and with very much the same result: a long creative silence.(13) It has elements of traditional folksong with some gentle ventures into atonality .(14) The serialists / atonalists wrapped themselves in quasi-mathematical systems at the expense of the subjective, though they insisted that the works were meant to be expressive.(15) If a colleague dropped atonal writing, the atonalists saw this as a threatening refusal to validate their own work.(16) The grievous error he and his atonalist cohorts made was to dictate the path of new music to the exclusion of all else.
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