Title

Unveiling Schoenberg's op. 33b

Abstract

This article examines Schoenberg's Klavierstück, op. 33b, from a partitional perspective. The analysis uses the construct of the mosaic to show how dyadic, tetrachordal and trichordal partitions articulate formal divisions and achieve continuity and closure on both small and large scales. It demonstrates that the brute-force repetition of materials creates a coherent surface structure, and that deviations from the normative partitioning schemes offer insight into the underlying compositional strategies.

Publisher

University of California Press

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Publication Title

Music Theory Spectrum

Department

Music Theory

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1525/mts.1996.18.2.02a00010

Language

English

Format

text

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