Schoenberg - Peripetie analysis

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  • Created on: 30-04-13 15:01


We hear the full pitch range of instruments at the start. The melody is rather anguar. The carrier of the melody is called teh haupstimme and the secondary melody is the nebenstimme. The instruments playing these can change at any moment and quite irregulary. Klangfarbenmelodie (tone colour melody) used.

Rhythm and metre

The opeining consists of mostly short triplet and sextuplet bursts. Uses demisemiquavers and quavers. Very virtuosic rhythms. Mainly 3/4 but switches to 2/4 and 4/4 and ends on 3/4.

Harmony and tonality

The piece is atonal. There are no cadences used. Hexachords are frequently used throughout the


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