Category Archives: Modern

Week 9: Webern’s Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9

In our previous installment I highlighted The Rite of Spring as a watershed moment in the birth of musical Modernism. And, to be sure, it was. However, someone (or, rather, three someones) got there first – Arnold Schoenberg and his … Continue reading

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Week 8: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Of all music history, I probably find the Modern period (which I would date from around 1912-1950) to be the most exciting. And, I’m particularly fascinated with its origins – what was it that suddenly caused everything to change so … Continue reading

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