Schoenberg- Peripetie

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  • Schoenberg- Peripetie
    • Dynamics
      • A- Sudden loud bursts ranges from fff to pp
      • B- starts off very soft
      • A1- Extreme dynamic range
      • C- range from pp-fff. A few loud semi quaver passages.
      • A2- crescendos very quickly from pp-fff, dissonant chords and immediately dies away to finish with pp chord.
    • Melody
      • A1- Return of a hexachord on the horns
      • C- Bassoon tune, taken over by the cello and double bass
      • A2- Motifs are piled up on top of each other and are played in counterpoint and canon
    • Tonality & Harmony
      • A- motifs are based on hexachords, dissonant harmony (7th)
      • A1- Dissonant harmony
      • A2- Dissonant chords
    • Tempo & Rhythm
      • A- sehr rash, contains mostly triplets, sextuplets and demisemiquavers
      • B- Uses of different rhythms which overlap
      • A1- Variation of A
      • C- Alternates between ruhiger (calmer) and heftig (passionate)
      • A2- Another variation of A speeds up with use of triplet motifs
    • Instrumentation
      • A- Full orchestra use of muted brass for timbre effects.
      • Opens with motif played by flutes, clarinets and bassoons
      • Then a chromatic scale by muted trumpets and trombone glissando instruments play as "families"
      • B- persussion and clarinet (woodwind)
      • C- solo instruments overlapping
      • A2- clarinets and strings to full orchestra. Double bass play tremolo chord
    • Texture
      • A- Homophonic
      • B- Thick texture
      • C-Sparse texture
    • Facts about set work
      • Expressionism was borrowed from visual art and literature
      • Dissonances
      • Extreme contrasts
      • Changing texture
      • Distorted melodies
      • Angular melodies


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