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Re: sensory consonance /dissonance' musical consonance / dissonance

Scott Spiegelberg wrote:

One observable
fact is that both Webern and Schoenberg are still taught today (both
their compositions and their theories and aesthetics) in music
schools around the world, thus their impact on music making is
decidedly not close to zero.

Sorry, this conclusion does not follow from the observation at all. In some European countries grammar school students must take lessons in Latin for many years. Yet the application of this language by students in real life is evidently close to zero. Further, in some countries students were forced, due to political reasons, to take lessons in languages that were extremely unpopular. The results of these lessons were also often approaching zero.

Another observable fact is how many
composers state being influenced positively or negatively by the
Second Viennese School or by serialism in general (the number of
living composers who claim this is easily in the thousands).

Where is this listing? Have these composers ever been counted? Has there ever been an empirical survey on this issue at all?


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
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