The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Alban Berg

I do not know why I like Alban Berg. Most atonal music drives me batty, but Berg seems to have more to him than just trying to be esoteric. His Violin Concerto is gorgeous in my opinion, and his opera Wozzeck is disturbing but I can still listen to it with an odd sense of fascination. (Maybe I am creepier than I think.) Anyway, you can give these a listen and see what you think.


At 9:09 AM, Blogger Matt said...

Berg is, to my mind, clearly the best of the Big Three 2nd-Viennese-School Eggheads (the other 2 being Schoenberg & Webern). Most simply put, it's because he cheated; if he thought the piece called for it, he'd abandon strict 12-tone technique.


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