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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…


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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