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Topic: Of Schoenberg and Scriabin (2 topics)  (Read 1999 times)

Offline Jemmers

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Of Schoenberg and Scriabin (2 topics)
on: February 01, 2004, 04:06:59 PM
Firstly, sorry for cramming 2 topics into one. I just need to condense things.

Secondly, I'd just like to say that I received a musical "education" as per ABRSM standards. In other words, I didn't receive a musical education. I received piano-playing courses. Thanks to this... I'm quite unfamiliar with the works of Scriabin. I'd just like to ask what you think of him, and if there are any seminal works that are must-listens.

Now, about Schoenberg... I hope I don't offend anyone, but do any of you like his works at all?? I think they're quite rubbish, but then, I'm often wrong. I first heard this atonal thing a few years back. And I'm wondering, (pls correct me if i'm wrong about this) since there is no good harmony and no good melody... don't his works end up being an excercise in percussion?

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Re: Of Schoenberg and Scriabin (2 topics)
Reply #1 on: February 01, 2004, 04:23:43 PM
Read "Schoenberg" by Charles Rosen to see how wrong you are :). Personally, I don't like the piano works of Schoenberg - I much prefer his student Alban Berg,

Offline Noah

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Re: Of Schoenberg and Scriabin (2 topics)
Reply #2 on: February 01, 2004, 05:36:04 PM
I love Schoenberg's music because of the very special intimate atmosphere and its introspective character. I think they're much nicer to play than to listen to though.
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Re: Of Schoenberg and Scriabin (2 topics)
Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004, 07:48:34 PM
Scriabin wrote amazing harmonies and rhythms, and as he matured his works got further and further from the mainstream. Some of his most amazing pieces are his sonatas (#5 is my favorite) and etudes, not to mention his preludes.
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