Stand up and take your dissonance like a man.
When Claude Debussy studied at the Paris Conservatory from age ten to age twenty-two, many considered him a rebel because of his treatment of dissonance and his disdain for the established forms. He reputedly turned to a fellow student during a performance of Beethoven with the words, “Let’s go. He’s starting to develop.”claude debussy
Ah, what is it we send up thither, where our thoughts are either a dissonance or a sweetness and a grace?