ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BASS: HARMONY AND TEXTURE IN GEORGE BENJAMIN'S ‘VIOLA, VIOLA’

@article{Rupprecht2005ABOVEAB,
  title={ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BASS: HARMONY AND TEXTURE IN GEORGE BENJAMIN'S ‘VIOLA, VIOLA’},
  author={P. Rupprecht},
  journal={Tempo},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={28 - 38}
}
George Benjamin's rich harmonic imagination was apparent from his earliest published works. A distinctive chordal sensibility is already evident in the 1978 Piano Sonata, with its glittering streams of five- or six-pitch clusters; in the hollow bell-chords punctuating the 1979 orchestral score, Ringed by the Flat Horizon; and in the supreme stasis of the A-minor pedal chord (a six-three triad) unveiled by the icy glissandi lines opening A Mind of Winter (1981). All three pieces share a… Expand
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