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Week 7b - 11/15/2007 The Second Viennese School Today o...

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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 Weberns complete music fits on 3 CDs o Instruments Flute, oboe, clarinet, harmonium, cellist, mandolin, harp, percussion, one of each string instrument, guitar Mandolin...
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