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atonal

Music having no established key
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This phenomenological resonance serves as the same problematic starting point for later systems attempting to rationalize atonal music, most prominently Allen Forte's The Structure of Atonal Music (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973).
En su citado unico concierto para violin, autentica obra maestra y una de las partituras estelares para este instrumento del repertorio contemporaneo, Berg eligio la serie de tal manera que se producen acordes aparentemente tonales, lo que fue mal visto por Schonberg, hallandose en el segundo movimiento un coral de Bach en su armonia original dentro de un entorno absolutamente atonal.
3 Dances for solo horn is a four-minute atonal composition dedicated to Bruno Schneider.
Chapters discuss chromaticism within and beyond tonality in Germany and Austria; Neoclassicism; early interests in color, noise, and new sonorities; extensions of the 12-tone system in and outside Vienna; the continuation and development of trends established before World War I and new trends between the wars; atonal and 12-tone techniques after World War II; musique concrete, electronic, and aleatoric movements; and composers in Europe, the US, Latin America, and Eastern Asia since the mid-1940s.
Though even novel, atonal melodies are easily recognized when repeated at the same pitch level (the A-B comparison in Figure 5.
An atonal cacophony of a second movement, a double-bass converted into a snare drum (through use of paper between the strings) in the third, musket-like snap pizzicato in the sixth, and shameless glissando in the last.
An atonal cacophony of a second movement, a double-bass converted into a snare drum (through cunning use of a slip of paper between the strings) in the third, musket-like snap pizzicato in the sixth, and shameless glissando in the last.
Most disconcerting of all is an atonal score that sounds like Satan clearing his throat.
I think I would have appreciated Philip Glass more had I not been made to study him in my atonal music theory class.
Clad in black tights, her slender, weightless figure writhes to the weird moans and rails and rattles of the atonal and a-rhythmic music of an Existentialist combo .
Another pair of essays is devoted to contrasting twentieth-century composers who, Scruton believes, have written music in the great tradition of Western classical music, with the failed experiments of Schoenberg and other composers of atonal music.
he will present "Navigating Through Pitch-class Space: Visualizing Progressions of Atonal Harmonies," in Tim Pack's post-tonal class.