Saturday, April 24, 2004

Schoenberg Isn't So Bad After All

After an interlude of several years, I finally brought myself to give Arnold Schoenberg's Transfigured Night another hearing, and it turns out to be surprisingly listenable. Here's at least one counterexample to the dictum that one gets more conservative in one's tastes with the passage of time. At any rate, passionate haters of Anton Webern's output will be pleased to read this shocking exposé of the origins of 12-tone music!