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Schönberg The Society for Private Musical Performances

In 1918 he evolved the idea of a "Society for Private Musical Performances" in Mödling.
The chairman of this society was Schönberg himself, a council consisting of friends and pupils was to advise him.
Among others the society had the following guidelines:

To guarantee an equal attendance of the concerts there was to be no definite programme.
The works performed were repeated.
Applause or booing were banned so as to give the audience a better understanding of the work.
The concerts were not public.

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