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Musical Directions

James Levine set a trap for Milton Babbitt at a Babbitt's 90th birthday celebration at Weill Hall. Levine produced the event through the MET Opera Chamber Players. Tenor Niel Farrell &I opened the concert with Babbitt's …

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mitigated octotonic

The sound of the opening of Poema armónico is *minor 7 chord*, with little inflections to 027. To extend this sound through the chromatic space we have the octotonic option, transposing by multiples of 3, the minor third …

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21st Century Gamuts

I think of the 3rd structural key as the one the composer elects, while the 2nd structural key (dominant) is "natural", because it is found on every time scale including the smallest--the overtone series. Examples: In Haydn …

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