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What is the most beautiful 12-tone row in retrograde?
The thing is, I have trouble imagining the retrograde of a 12-tone row, which becomes both chromatic and complex. If I can't imagine it, how can it be beautiful? Did Schoenberg ever say what makes a 12-tone row beautiful, or ugly for that matter? Has anyone ever asked these kinds of questions? Your question opens a can of worms that I do not find beautiful, though asking it may be a milestone in the History of Stupid Thread Ideas!
 
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