Der Kranke Mond

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  • Der Kranke Mond
    • Schoenberg
    • Emotional Impact
      • Through-composed = unpredictable
      • Opening dotted minims = no strong beat = uneasy
      • Atonality = unpredictable
      • Rhythmically augmented
        • bars. 24-25
      • Pitch for voice does not have to be accurate = disorientating
      • Fragmented and independent melodies
      • Sudden dynamic changes
      • Difficult to obtain a strong pulse
      • Sparse texture = allows low tessitura flute note bar 24
    • Purpose
      • To express inner fears and obsessions
      • Explore mental states i.e. insanity
      • Extreme emotions
      • Entertainment - tells a stroy
      • Melodrama
    • Style
      • Expressionism
      • Chromatic melody
        • bars. 1-3 > all 12 notes of chromatic scale heard
      • Sprechgesang
        • Portamenti (sliding between notes)
      • Atonal
      • Fragmented melody i.e. large leaps
        • bars. 25-26
      • Word-painting
        • bar. 6
      • Completely independent
        • bars. 22-23
      • Extreme dynamics (contrast)
        • bars. 13-14
      • Extreme ranges
        • Voice. Bar 15
      • Abrupt changes of direction
        • bar. 23

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