No Sounds Are Forbidden - Episode 2 - Order From Chaos: Modernism and Rationality in 12 Tones

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No Sounds Are Forbidden explores the complex and fascinating history of the avant-garde art music of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the second episode, “Order From Chaos: Modernism and Rationality in 12 Tones,” host Matthew Friedman explores the radical conservatism of Arnold Schoenberg's 12-tone composition method, and its impact on western avant-garde music before, and after the Second World War. This episode features music by Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Hanns Eisler, Luigi Dallapiccola, Igor Stravinsky, Milton Babbitt, and Donald Martino.


No Sounds Are Forbidden is written and produced by Matthew Friedman at Cat Tango Studios in Jersey City, NJ. Visit the companion site for No Sounds Are Forbidden for additional information, content, and playlists.