Schoenberg - Peripetie

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  • SCHOENBERG - Peripetie
    • Facts
      • Expressionism
      • dissonance
    • Tempo and Rhythm
      • sehr rash - very quick
      • mostly triplets, sextuplets and demiquavers
      • different rhythms overlap - cross-rhythms
    • Pitch and Melody
      • hexachord
      • bassoon tune taken over by cello and double bass
      • motifs on top played in counterpoint and canon
    • Harmony and Dynamics
      • motifs based on hexachords
      • dissonant harmony
      • sudden loud bursts, ranges from pp to fff
      • starts very soft
      • dissonant harmony and extreme dynamic range
    • Instrumentation
      • large orchestra
        • flutes, oboes, clarinets
        • bassoons, horns, trumpets
      • unusual instruments
        • tam tam
        • piccolo
        • tuba
        • muted brass
    • Texture
      • opens with flutes, clarinets and bassoons
      • homophonic and solo sections
      • chromatic scales
      • thick texture in second section
      • sparse texture in fourth section
      • ending builds up to full orchestra
    • Structure
      • section A, B, A1, C, A2

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