Saturday, March 21, 2015

Moses und Aron

In perparation for Isabel, Bonnie, and my presentation on modernist music, I'd appreciate it if you all could listen to about 5 minutes of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron and note how it sounds different from traditional operas/music. Thanks!


Ross said...

First off, Congrats on getting into Harvey Mudd Joe!

Second off, I really liked the music you posted. At the beginning it reminded me of the background music played in older cartoons (Looney Toons, specifically). I also liked how, at times, it was almost choppy but still flowed together really well. I also have a question, were some of those tones the same? I kept hearing some sort of layering or something.

Joe D said...

Layering is absolutely part of Schoenberg's style! I don't want to get too much into it, but he uses a device that he himself invented called the tone row to create both the harmony and melody of his pieces. He layers different tone rows together (there are many different tone row possibilities, as I will show on Monday). Thanks regarding Mudd! See everyone soon.