p. 123, you're it
|I'm not going to extend the meme by tagging 5 people, but, at the behest of Elisabeth:|
"But the tonality remains one of single sounds and their most primitive sequences. The necessity of following cues, and of producing harmonic effects without regard for the requirements of harmonic development, obviously does not permit of really balanced modulation, broad, well-planned harmonic canvases; in brief, real tonality in the sense of the disposition of functional harmony over long stretches. And it is this, not hte atoms of the triads or seventh chords, which constitutes tonal organization."
- Adorno & Eisler, Composing for the Films (orig. pub'd 1947, quoted addition at 2007 reprint [Continuum] of a 1994 edition)