- Was written in 1909, revised it 1922 and 1949.
- Periptie means 'sudden changes' in Greek
- Was written for a large orchestra
- No obvious melody; hexachord fragments are used instead (6 notes from 12 different semitones)
- similar to a rondo; can be referred to as a free rondo
- instructions are given by Schoenberg such as heftig (passionate)
- example of Klangfarbenmelodie (tone-colour melody) - melody broken up between the instruments; variation in…