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- n. Plural form of tonalist.
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I just like using that row in the Mozart 40th because it freaks out the tonalists a bit.
Rousseau stands among the very best tonalists as well as among the best designers of modern time, and his pictures hold a quality so related to the experience contained in their subjects, as to seem like the essence of the thing itself.
Whether our landscapists glaze and scumble with the tonalists, or use some modification of the impressionist hatching, it is for the sake of color; and even our most forthright and dashing wielders of the big brush often achieve a surprising power of resonant coloring.
I just want to occasionally have my and other non-tonalists admittedly minority tastes catered to once in a while, to hear a non-tonal/serial piece of music without having to travel to Carnegie Hall or Europe to hear it or having it buried in between *shudder* Haydn and Brahms *shudder* or the programming of something as tame as Moses und Aron causing controversy about why it's even being programmed in the first place, as the one performance a concert performance years ago had people grumbling at Los Angeles Opera.