Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire In 1912

Atonality may be defined as the type of music that would avoid the minor and the major chords. In most cases it would describe the compositions that were written during the 1900s with focus being on the chromatic scale that were functioning independently. According to Alex Ross, it is the sort of music that does not adhere to the usual tonal hierarchies that was a characteristic of classical music during the nineteenth and the seventeenth centuries.

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Such a description gives further details on the theme of religion, sexual issues and emotions that have been presented in the poem. The use of the theme makes one understand the overall impact of religious issues and emotions on the composer.

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