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Definition of the noun 12-tone music
What does 12-tone music mean as a name of something?
- a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row)
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of 12-tone music: 12-tone system / twelve-tone music / twelve-tone system
- more generic terms: serial music / serialism = 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition
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The Pianist's Dictionary (2004)
by Maurice Hinson
Often applied to 12-tone music, but more strictly describing developments in music after World War II when composers like Boulez, Messiaen, Milton Babbitt, and Hans Werner Henze strictly ordered other elements of a piece, in addition to the ...
by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions
gradually growing softer Diminution: shortened note values Dirge: performed at funerals or memorial services Dissonance: conflicting; opposite of consonance Divertimento: instrumental piece Dodecaphonic: 12-tone music Dolce: sweetly, ...
by Christopher H. Sterling
a 12-tone music program, poetry, a noon-hour interview with a flamenco guitarist, music of the Caribbean, news from Entries A– E 603.
by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell
a 12-tone music program, poetry, a noon-hour interview with a flamenco guitarist, music of the Caribbean, news from the Reuters wire service and tapes of speeches by political activists of the '60s. Programs wouldn't necessarily appear at ...
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