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Unformatted text preview: o Boy: dissonant outcries, rising pitch o Erlking: sticky-sweet consonance Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) • A dyed-in-the-wool Austro-German o Romantic: music as a source of truth • A pessimisms as to human nature: used music to reflect on humanities inner dark side • Abandoned the tonal system, to the chagrin of listeners then and now o Atonal music is music without a tonal center i.e. without key Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire (moonstruck parrot; 1912) 2/8 “Der Mondfleck” • Arnold Schoenberg set intensity to music o A crazy clown from the Commedia Dell’arte • Various kinds of organization: Numerological (3 times 7 songs), music (ostinato), and related to genera (chamber music) • Atonality : music with no tonal center • Sprechstimme : “speech-song”, but neither speaking nor singing...
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- Spring '07
- Music, Arnold Schoenberg, Tonality, Atonality, Enormous musical output