Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, and the A-Bomb?

Deal W. Hudson presents anecdotal evidence that "the twelve tone music of Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg was deliberately invented as a means of relaying Nazi intelligence about the atomic bomb," suggesting, "The written notation of this ugly music was used to pass Nazi secrets in and out of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico" — Maritain Vindicated.

UPDATE: A reader provides a link showing this to be an urban legend — Webern's Dodecaphonic Conspiracy.

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thanks. It sounded fake. I should have gone along with my better judgment.

5:31 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Here'a the link you posted, F.X., as the URL string threw off the formating: Webern's Dodecaphonic Conspiracy.

11:38 AM  

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