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Object #45 / A new concept of tonal beauty

Arnold Schönberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 16
Review of the US premiere
Chicago, 1913

Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

“This is music, such as the world has never heard before. It is new in color, in form, in intention. It proclaims a new concept of tonal beauty. It seeks and discovers new accents in emphasis and in contrast. It discloses new inflections of feeling. It explores moods that never have been expressed.” (Chicago Tribune, November 1, 1913)

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