Peripetie General Points
- Composed by Arnold Schoenberg
- 4th piece in a set of 5 orchestral pieces composed in 1909.
- First performed in 1912.
- Schoenberg was very important in the expressionist movement and was the pioneer of atonal music.
- Performed by a large orchestra with all the sections.
- Instrumentation changes rapidly throughout creating lots of contrasts in timbres.
- Performers are required to play at extremes of ranges.
- Use of unusual effects, such as the cymbals being played with a mallet and a cello bow.
- 90 people are needed to perform the piece.