Three Things Music Needs (From the Past)

Between 1918 and 1921, The Society for Private Musical Performances existed in Vienna. Founded by Arnold Schönberg, it served as an avenue for new music to be presented to a curious audience.

Their three precepts are just as relevant if not more so today:

1. Clear, well-prepared performances

2. Frequent Repetitions

3. The performances must be withdrawn from the corrupting influence of publicity; that is, they must not be inspired by a spirit of competition, and must be independent of applause and expressions of disapproval.

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