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Classical Music Traditions of the Western World

Will be volume 4 The classical music of the European tradition.


"The lists of music recommendations that I am providing in this section are the result of research that I began in 1969 after realizing that at the beginning of the 20th century, the harmonic structure of our classical music had begun changing from one that was concord-based to one that was based on discords, and that a new music had at that time emerged, one that would provide the backdrop for the destructive exploitation that took place during the 20th century, where conditions that are now widely recognized as extremely dangerous were created: atomic energy, deadly missiles, poisoned food and water, mass brainwashing, financial disaster, and the destruction of natural habitant and the climate. I believe that all of this was clearly forecast musically in such early 20th-century compositions as Anton Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra, composed in 1909: music that is filled with foreboding and the cold metallic energy of the coming century... music based on the square of materialism rather than the triangle of harmony.

"Folks, it's time to change the music."

Love, Don