According to one observer, the premiere of what piece of music in February 1907 caused “seat-rattling, whistle-blowing, and ostentatious walk outs”?

Answer: The First String Quartet by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). The thorny, atonal piece of music was a radical departure from the norm and led to protests, catcalls and whistles from the audience.

Source: The Rest Is Noise – Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross

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