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MUSI 1001

MUSI 1001aLecture 12Chapter 31ImpressionismSchoenbergs TwelveTone MusicA solution to the formal anarchy resulting from atonalityoAtonal music works for small forms but not for large compositionsoMusical form traditionally dependent on a tonal architecture and thematic repetitionThe twelvetone methodoAll twelve notes of the chromatic scale arranged into a fixed predetermined order called a tone rowThe row can be unique for each compositionNo note may be repeated until the entire row is playedThe row must remain in the same order throughout the entire compositionoMethods of using the rowCan be played successively or simultaneously as dissonant chordsRows can be played in retrograde inversion and retrograde inversionThe row can be transposed that is it can begin on any pitch as long as the sequence remains constantOne row can serve as the melody while another accompanies itoSchoenberg finished developing this concept in 1923Suite for Piano one of his earliest compositions to use this methodTrio is from the Minuet and Trio movementoAudiences never embraced the p
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