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Object #44 / The changing chord

Arnold Schönberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 16/3
The changing chord (Lake Traun in the morning)
First written copy

Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien

The third piece – also known as Farben (Sommermorgen am See) [Colors – Summer Morning at the Lake] – places the tone-color progression in the center of poetic expression as an “imagining of an atmospherically fulfilled moment” (Reinhold Brinkmann); the continuous motion of a certain chord forms the midpoint of formal development.

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