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”.
Colin: Webern you dick.