Arnold Schoenberg Quote

Although our "gentle air" cannot improve the way hate and envy look, it does seem not to encourage firmness and decision. All is compromise; caution and refinement are everywhere. Everything has to "make a good impression" — whether or not it is any good: the impression is the main thing.


"About Music Criticism" (1909), in Style and Idea (1985), p. 196

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Although our gentle air cannot improve the way hate and envy look, it does seem not to encourage firmness and decision. All is compromise; caution...

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Although our gentle air cannot improve the way hate and envy look, it does seem not to encourage firmness and decision. All is compromise; caution...

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Although our gentle air cannot improve the way hate and envy look, it does seem not to encourage firmness and decision. All is compromise; caution...

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Although our gentle air cannot improve the way hate and envy look, it does seem not to encourage firmness and decision. All is compromise; caution...