After watching Mondestrunken from Pierrot Lunaire by Schoenberg write a reflection about the following statement:
The music produced under those hothouse conditions has been heard by few and has had next to no social impact. It is the last hurrah of a historical bloc that lost its hegemonic grip on culture at the turn of the century.
Do you agree with this statement?
Compare it with this statement from Arnold Schoenberg:
I knew I had to fulfil a task: I had to express what was necessary to be expressed and I knew I had the duty of developing my ideas for the sake of progress in music, whether I liked it or not; but I also had to realize that the great majority of the public did not like it.
Do you enjoy this music? Why or why not?