Transcending tonality and harmony

"Musica atonale" is the name the Vienna based painter Monika Seelig gave this picture. © Charles Thibo
“Musica atonale” is the name the Vienna based painter Monika Seelig gave this picture. © Charles Thibo

Schönberg. Schönberg was the composer who managed to keep me away from contemporary classical music for decades. A concert in Weimar (Germany) that went wrong, at least in my ears. The prejudice, that Schönberg is not for me. The extrapolation that contemporary classical music is nothing for me. It’s all history by now.

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