Gender Roles and Krenek

Let me start off this post by noting that Krenek was a very smart man, but lived in a period where in much of Western Democracy, the right for women to vote was limited for much of his youth (In Switzerland for more than half his life!), and that feminist ideas had not wholly penetrated […]

Krenek’s Lecture at the Society of Austrian Engineers and Architects, Incongruous Ideas

To this end he proposed a theory of music not confined to any idiom but embracing all musical phenomena and based on five premises, several of which had long been fundamental to his thought:

Musical content does not represent anything extramusical. Musical thoughts cannot be rendered in any other medium.  The creation of music involves […]