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Week 7b - The Second Viennese School • Today o Return to...

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Unformatted text preview: 11/15/2007 The Second Viennese School • Today o Return to Schoenberg o Also two of his students Alban Berg (1885-1935) Anton Webern (1883-1945) o Remember Second String Quartet casts tonality aside o Last part, very nostalgic o Dimly lit past o Does not seem it will return • 1908-1923 o Free atonal style Structurally and harmonically Sense of uncertainty, anxiety Associated with another artistic movement Expressionism • Came out of late Romantic period • Expressed extreme emotions o Nightmare, anxiety o The Scream by Edward Munch • The significance in dreams • Swept by irrational urges inside o Kandinsky • Atonal: abstract • Tonal: representation Music • Composers started to write shorter pieces • Organized piece around text • Poem: use text to help organize the music o Especially in longer works • Anton Webern (1883-1945) - Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10 [1913] • III. Very slow and extremely quiet • IV. Flowing, extremely tender o Webern’s complete music fits on 3 CD’s o Instruments Flute, oboe, clarinet, harmonium, cellist, mandolin, harp, percussion, one of each string instrument, guitar Mandolin...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course MUS 4 taught by Professor Mcallister during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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Week 7b - The Second Viennese School • Today o Return to...

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