The Structure of Atonal Music. Allen Forte

The Structure of Atonal Music


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The Structure of Atonal Music Allen Forte
Publisher: Yale University Press




In this role, it is regarded as an important and seminal work. The Structure of Atonal Music by Allen Forte. Forte's book is, as its title suggests, a work on atonal music. Atonal music has no discernible musical key, because all twelve notes from Western music occur equally often. The Structure of Atonal Music Allen Forte ebook. In the 1920s, Arnold Schoenberg invented a technique, called dodecaphony, for composing atonal music. Swiss conductor, composer, and musical philosopher Ernest Ansermet, a critic of atonal music, wrote extensively on this in the book Les fondements de la musique dans la conscience humaine (Ansermet 1961) where he argued that the classical musical language was a precondition for musical expression with its clear, harmonious structures. Next week (or next diary), we will introduce real atonal music, and though it may be difficult at times to tell from some of Bartok's music, there is a big difference in structure and intent. But true to Bartok's word, he is not atonal. Download The Structure of Atonal Music. Furthermore the author of this section is less familiar with the principles and structures of atonal music, so for pragmatic reasons we simply recognise that alternate structures are possible, and indeed are in use.

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