25 192123 rows are used both melodically and

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Piano Suite, Op. 25 (1921–23) Rows are used both melodically and harmonically Schoenberg often breaks the row into groups of four notes, called tetrachords The first four notes of R-0 spell B–A–C–H (in German nomenclature, B is B-flat and H is B- natural); this is a salute to the master of Baroque suites The beginning of the Prelude manipulates tetrachords in a contrapuntal fashion Let’s listen.
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Piano Suite Op. 25, Prelude
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Piano Suite, Op. 25 (1921–23) The Minuet follows a strict dance form and reflects Baroque conventions: The Trio is lighter in texture, featuring an inverted two-part canon that evokes the spirit of a Bach invention The beginning of the Minuet presents two measure phrases in antecedent-consequent relationships The systematic grouping of the row is analogous to chord progressions in tonal music Schoenberg follows the standard binary form, except that he does not repeat in the second section.
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Schoenberg as modernist His choices in facing the conflict between classic traditions and modernism shaped the course of music in the twentieth century His music won a central place in the modernist tradition but was unpopular with most listeners.
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Schoenberg as modernist With his music we arrive at the widest gulf yet between audiences and connoisseurs in their evaluation of music Schoenberg and his students Berg and Webern, both natives of Vienna, were known as the Second Viennese School.
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ALBAN BERG (1885–1935) (SCENE FROM HIS OPERA “WOZZECK”)
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General Berg began studying with Schoenberg in 1904 at the age of nineteen He achieved greater popular success than Schoenberg by infusing his music with expressive gestures in the tradition of Mahler and Strauss Berg’s expressionistic opera Wozzeck, which premiered in 1925, was one of the most successful modern operas and by far the most popular atonal opera.
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Wozzeck The story is adapted from a nineteenth- century play by Georg Buchner ̈ The music is atonal, not twelve-tone, and includes some Sprechtstimme Berg employs leitmotifs that are identified with the main characters.
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Wozzeck Each of the three acts has five scenes linked
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  • Fall '07
  • Howell
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Schoenberg, Atonality, Pierrot Lunaire, twelve-tone method

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