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context

4th of Five Orchestral Pieces

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composed in

1909

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style

expressionist

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features of expressionist music

1 intense emotion
extremes of pitch
extremes of dynamic

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key

atonal

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metre

3/4
2/4
4/4

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structure

free rondo form
ABABA

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tempo

sehr rasch

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melody

short, fragmented motifs
disjunct
inversion
rhythmic augmentation
hauptstimme - most important
nebenstimme

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dynamics

sudden changes
extreme contrasts

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harmony and tonality

dissonant harmony
hexachords
complement - other 6 notes of chromatic scale

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instrumentation

large post-romantic orchestra:
woodwind - piccolo, cor anglais, contrabassoon
brass
percussion - cymbals, tam tam
strings - double bass

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unusual effects

cymbals played with mallet and cello bow
double basses play tremolo close to bridge

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rhythm

varied and complex
change quickly
layered patterns

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texture

contrapuntal
complex - imitation and inversion
final climax - 3 canons