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1

structure

through-composed

2

strings

are muted, con sord bar 1

3

dynamic range

is subtle

from pp to mf, except one f in bar 107 in harp

4

no melody

as such, but instead uses melodic passages

5

piano harmony

from bar 92 plays A natural against the B and Ab in strings, which creates harmonic uncertainty.

6

instruments

There is a limited and unusual combination of instruments, including: strings, oboe, four horns in F, harp and piano.

7

pulse

is rarely audible, despite being in 4/4.

8

the music often

seems poised between A minor and C major.

9

the harmony is

is non-functional with no systematic use of primary chords to establish clear major and minor tonalities.