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11/29/07 The Rite of Spring Riot First performance in 1913 was disastrous: a riot broke out Not entirely clear what caused riot: o Modernity of music? Probably not. o Later concert performances were not controversial More likely: o Unusual dance style and costumes o Risque plot evoking scenes and rituals from a primitive pagan Russia Arnold Schoenberg (1871-1951) Born in Vienna, Austria Started writing in a late-Romantic style In early 1900sbecomes associated with Expressionism Adopts atonality o Atonality: the total abandonment of tonality. Atonal music rejects conventional harmonic rules and embraces the free use of dissonance. “Emancipation of dissonance” Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire 1912 Genre: song cycle (21 movements) Text by Belgian poet Albert Giraud Based on the stock character Pierrot , a naïve and eccentric clown 5 players; 8 instruments Uses Klangfarbenmelodie Klang= tone Farben= color
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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