Webern - Quartet Op. 22:movement I

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Structure

STRUCTURE

  • Modified sonata form

- introduction

- exposition

- development

- link

- recapitulation

- coda

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Melody

MELODY

  • based on note row
  • prime order
  • inversion
  • retrograde
  • retrograde inversion 
  • angular leaps of 7ths and 9ths


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Rhythm and metre

RHYTHM / METRE

  • 3/8   4/8   5/8
  • based on 3 rhythmic cells 
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Texture

TEXTURE

  • contrapuntal
  • sparse and pointillist
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Tonality

TONALITY

  • atonal
  • widest range = 5 octaves on C (bar 22)
  • Klangfarbenmelodie (bar 28-32)
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Timbre

TIMBRE

  • violin
  • clarinet
  • tenor saxophone
  • piano
  • pizzicato
  • arco
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Harmony

HARMONY

  • dissonant
  • chromaticism
  • enharmonic notation (bar 7)
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