Arnold Schoenberg. Chamber Symphony op. 9; Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf. Recorded in 1984
Arnold Schoenberg was an Austrian composer. He was the leader of the Second Viennese School. As you well know, his name would come to personify pioneering innovations in atonality (although Schoenberg himself detested the term “atonality” as inaccurate in describing his intentions.
From my point of view, Schoenberg was a classic and a modern music who opened the doors to new understandings in the world of the music. You can love him or not, but he is one of the most important musicians in the 20th century. He has an unquestionable influence in the modern music and the ‘atonality’ –like or not- can be understood as a new way to appreciate even classic music.
Today, we will enjoy this Chamber Symphony op. 9; Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf and recorded in 1984. I know, it’s not Mozart but let’s try something different for today.
Woof, woof ! Have a great day, dear friends!
If I weren’t a dog I would talk about Hegel, philosophy and the cruel dichotomy between atonality and classicism… but I think it’s enough for a day.