The Friday Fix
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The Friday Fix

Her Devastating Genius

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“Tension — relaxation. Build tension, then, when the listener anticipates that blessed outward breath, destroy! Everyone who loves crying over music (who doesn’t?) adores devastation by music!”

She knew—could do — that very thing. Thus began her single-handed resurrection of the musical tradition that, born with Bach, had died with Schoenberg.

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