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Atonality describes music that departs from the system of tonal hierarchies, which characterizes the sound of classical European music between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.
Atonality usually describes compositions written from about 1900 to the present day, where the hierarchy of tonal centers is not used as the primary way to organize a work.
Their music arose from what was described as the crisis of tonality in the late 19th century and early 20th century in classical music.
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 Atonality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atonality describes music that does not conform to the system of tonal hierarchies, which characterizes the sound of classical European music between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.
Atonality usually describes compositions written from about 1907 to the present day, where the hierarchy of tonal centers, in some cases, may not be used as the primary way to organize a work.
Atonal compositional techniques and results "are not reducible to a set of foundational assumptions in terms of which the compositions that are collectively designated by the expression 'atonal music' can be said to represent 'a system' of composition." (p.1)
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 Atonality - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
It was described by composer Ferruccio Busoni as the “exhaustion of the major-minor key system,” and by Schönberg as the “inability of one tonal chord to assert dominance over all of the others.” The first phase is often described as "free atonality" or "free chromaticism" and involved the conscious attempt to avoid traditional diatonic harmony.
Schönberg, whose music is generally used to define the term, was vehemently opposed to it, arguing that "atonal" meant "without tone." For some, the term continues to carry negative connotations.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Atonality
Atonality describes music which departs from the system of tonal hierarchies that characterizes the sound of classical European music between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
In the years that followed, atonality represented a challenge to many composers; even those who wrote more tonal music were influenced by it.
However, atonal composition began to fade in the 1960s - where, on one hand, aleatoric music and electronic music demanded more and more attention, and on the other, musicians influenced by Eastern mysticism, modality, and Minimalism began writing music based on ostinato patterns.
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 pantonal - Schoenberg's term for the musical "free atonality" style
pantonal - Schoenberg's term for the musical "free atonality" style
The term preferred by Schoenberg to describe his style of composition beginning around 1908, in which no particular tonal centricity is in evidence, all 12 tones of the 12-edo chromatic scale being used freely.
This style of musical composition was dubbed "atonal" by most commentators, a term which Schoenberg never liked.
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