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Techniques of composition in the choral music of Anton Webern Petrowitz, Thomas Fredrick

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... I understand the word 'Art' as meaning the faculty of presenting a thought in the clearest, simplest form, that is, the most "graspable" form ... That is my view of art. And that is why I have never understood the meaning of 'Classical', 'Romantic1 and the rest, and I have never placed myself in opposition to the masters of the past but have always tried to do just like them: to say what it is given to me to say with the utmost clarity … Anton Webern

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