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Worldwide Atonality Day

On December 15th covering ,

Chart-topping Alex Ross reckons that this December 17 is the hundredth anniversary of atonality. Sez he:

Celebrate as you wish. On that date in 1907, Arnold Schoenberg sketched the song “Ich darf nicht dankend” (“I must not in gratitude [sink down before you]”), music in which conventional tonal harmonies grow exceedingly scarce.

But shouldn’t Alex recognize this as a day of a-tonement?

UPDATE: A Google search on “Schoenberg” brought up this ad. This proves something, I’m just not sure what.
serialism goes mainstream

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