(20th Century 5)
One composer, Arnold Schoenberg, devised a completely new system of composing
by using the 12 tone scale. The resulting music is called atonal.
The scale uses all 12 chromatic notes equally. Rhythms are irregular
Joined by Alban Berg and
Anton Webern, the three formed the Second Viennese School. Both Berg
and Webern followed Schoenberg in abandoning traditional tonality and melody,
and in writing concentrated short pieces.
1st mvmt, Symphony (Op.21) by A. Webern