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Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire is one of my favorite musical works of all time. It’s single-handedly responsible for getting me into expressionism and other modernist music. Here’s one of my favorite songs from it, “Der Mondfleck” (#18), performed by soprano Bauwien van der Meer and Ensemble 88.

Bonus material from Wikipedia:

Reaction was mixed, with Anton Webern reporting at the première whistling and laughing, but in the end “it was an unqualified success”.

Webern you dick.
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