Music - Schoenberg 'Peripetie'

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What genre of music is this piece?
Expressionism
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What is this piece from?
'Five Orchestral Pieces'
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When was this piece composed?
1909
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What is atonal music?
Music that's not in a key
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Which piece is 'Peripetie' from the 'Five Orchestral Pieces'?
The fourth
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What does 'Peripetie' mean?
A sudden reversal
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How many players does the orchestra require?
At least 90 players
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What does the rapidly changing instrumentation create?
Contrasts in timbre
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Are performers required to play the extremes of their range?
Yes
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How are cymbals played?
With both a mallet and a cello bow
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What is a piccolo?
A small flute
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What is a Cor Anglais?
A lower version of the oboe
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What is a Bass Clarinet?
A large clarinet - sounds an octave lower than a normal clarinet
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What is a Contrabassoon?
A large bassoon
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What is a Tam-Tam?
A large gong
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How are the motifs described?
Short, fragmented
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What is octave displacement?
Unexpectedly moving individual notes of the melody into a different octave
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What does disjunct mean?
Moves by leaps
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What is the metre?
It changes between 3/4 , 2/4 and 4/4
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What is the tempo?
Sehr Rasch (Very Quick)
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Describe the rhythms?
Complex, varied, change quickly and are layered
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What are chords usually built from?
Hexachords
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What is dissonance?
When notes clash
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Describe the texture
Largely contrapuntal, occasional monophonic and homophonic moments
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What techniques build up complex textures?
Imitation and inversion
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What are the extreme dynamic contrasts between?
'ppp' and 'fff'
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What is the structure?
Free rondo form
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