The Art Music

Music that makes you think

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor à la Big

Now this should have been the half time show!

(Source: videohall)

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Elliott Carter (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012)
When people listen to my music, I hope that they will notice that if you take a piece by a composer like Schubert, the major and the minor triad is an extremely important thing not merely as harmony, but in creating melodic lines. Schubert is always walking up and down with arpeggios on C, E, G and so forth. I am not doing anything different really, except using a different system of harmony.

blogthoven:

Elliott Carter (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012)

When people listen to my music, I hope that they will notice that if you take a piece by a composer like Schubert, the major and the minor triad is an extremely important thing not merely as harmony, but in creating melodic lines. Schubert is always walking up and down with arpeggios on C, E, G and so forth. I am not doing anything different really, except using a different system of harmony.