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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: `PERIPETIE' BACKGROUND INFO

Intro
By the end of the romantic period (1910) composers used so many chromatic notes and chords
that it became difficult to know what key or scale it was based on. After the First World War
people's optimism about mankind and the future was shattered.…

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DEFINITIONS



· chromaticism music based on the chromatic scale, relating to chords or harmonies based on
non-harmonic tones

· impressionist a style of music that seeks to describe a feeling or experience rather than achieve
accurate depiction

· atonal absence of tonality (key)

· klangfarbenmelodie literally 'tone colour melody', a…

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