Igor Stravinksy - the 1900's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 173:

Since then I have thought about quarter-tones but avoided writing them. After all, we hear unintentional quarter-tones all the time. The beautiful exception, the perfect exploitation of the quarter-tone is in Alban Berg’s Kammerkonzert, where it is perfectly prepared by a phrase in whole tones, a diatonic phrase, and a phrase in chromatics: here the distinctions are clear, convincing and effective. 

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Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 173. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450355347308 accessed: 9 December, 2022


Igor Stravinksy
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written by Alban Berg

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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:29:07 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:25:41 +0100