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From Reflections on Schoenberg:

Everything in art is uncertain and it is this very uncertainty, this very open-endedness, which is the real spur to invention and the creation of order, clarity, and inevitability.  The mistake would be to believe, and continue to believe, that a prescriptive approach can remove the uncertainty of composing or that, given the security of preconceived abstract order, invention, clarity and musical inevitability will automatically follow.

Nice.  As I am constantly being taught from multiple sources, process and intellectual rigor in music are worthless unless the music means something.

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