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LATE BEETHOVEN: the apotheosis of counterpoint

Suffering from what I call “contrapunctitis” (you won’t find it in the medical dictionary) I am naturally biased, but I believe free counterpoint to be one of  mankind’s greatest achievements. As an expressive device, it is without parallel in any other language with the possible exception of mathematics – its nearest relative. Of all its practitioners, Beethoven pips the others to the post. From the simplest diatonic devices of the earlier works through to the late fugues, no other…

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Added by Nick Capocci on September 23, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Neither Schoenberg nor Hindemith really understood atonality. Did they?

A general thought dating from about 30 years ago, connected with musings on the nature of the "evolution" of musical language.

Added by Nick Capocci on September 8, 2011 at 4:20pm — 6 Comments

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