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Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Composition history [ ] Though Berg began work on the opera in 1914, he was delayed by the start of World War I and it was not until he was on leave from his regiment in 1917 and 1918 that he was able to devote time to finishing it. Berg's experience of the war had a pronounced impact on the compositional direction of Wozzeck. In a letter to his wife written in June 1918, he wrote, 'There is a little bit of me in his character, since I have been spending these war years just as dependent on people I hate, have been in chains, sick, captive, resigned, in fact, humiliated.' His correspondence and notebooks dating from the war years reveal a painful obsession with completing Wozzeck. Compositional sketches and notes for both Wozzeck and the Marsch of that Berg made during the war are strewn with disjointed fragments of military ordinances and terminology. In a draft page of the act 1, scene 2 libretto, Berg included notations in the dialogue that refer to These military signals were later inserted into the score in a modified slightly atonal form, but still likely recognizable to Austrian audiences of the period. The scene of snoring soldiers in the barracks during act 2, scene 5 was influenced by Berg's similar such experience: '.

This breathing, gasping, and groaning is the most peculiar chorus I've ever heard. It is like some primeval music that wells up from the abysses of the soul.'

In 1916, however, he devoted himself to attaining the rank of Korporal (), which he did later that year. During this period, as Berg wrote to his wife, 'For months I haven't done any work on Wozzeck. Everything suffocated. Finishing act 1 by the summer of 1919, act 2 in August 1921, and the final act during the following two months (with orchestration finalized over the following six months), Berg completed Wozzeck in April 1922.

For the climactic section, Berg used one of his old student pieces in. Performance history [ ], 'who programmed (the opera) on his own initiative', conducted the world premiere at the on 14 December 1925. Walsh claims that it was 'a with disturbances during the performance and a mixed press afterwards, but it led to a stream of productions in Germany and Austria, before the Nazis consigned it to the dustbin of ' after 1933'. Initially, Wozzeck established a solid place for itself in the mainstream operatic tradition and quickly became so well-established in the repertoire of the major European opera houses that Berg found himself able to live a comfortable life off the royalties. He spent a good deal of his time through the 1920s and 30s travelling to attend performances and to give talks about the opera. The American premiere of the opera was given by the on 19 March 1931 at the with conducting.

's former pupil, the conductor and BBC programme planner, produced a broadcast of fragments of the work in a studio concert on 13 May 1932, with the under Sir. On 14 March 1934 in the, conducted a complete concert performance of Wozzeck, again produced by Edward Clark. The opera was given its first British staged performance at the, Covent Garden, on 22 January 1952. A typical performance of the work takes slightly over an hour and a half. Musical style and structure [ ]. This section needs additional citations for. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

(July 2016) () Wozzeck is generally regarded as the first opera produced in the 20th-century style and is also one of the most famous examples of employing (music that avoids establishing a ) and. Berg was following in the footsteps of his teacher, Arnold Schoenberg, by using free atonality to express emotions and even the thought processes of the characters on the stage. The expression of madness and alienation was amplified with atonal music. Though the music is atonal in the sense that it does not follow the techniques of the tonality system dominant in the West during the,, and periods, the piece is written with other methods for controlling to direct the. The B–F, for example, represents Wozzeck and Marie, permanently in a struggle with one another. The combination of B ♭ and D ♭ (a ) represents the link between Marie and the child. In this way, the opera continually returns to certain pitches to mark out key moments in the plot.

This is not the same as a, but over time the repetition of these pitches establishes continuity and structure. Leitmotifs [ ] Berg uses a variety of musical techniques to create unity and coherence in the opera. The first is the use of. As with most composers who have used this method, each leitmotif is used in a much more subtle manner than being directly attached to a character or object.

Even so, motifs for the Captain, the Doctor and the Drum Major are very prominent. Wozzeck is clearly associated with two motifs, one often heard as he rushes on or off stage, the other more languidly expressing his misery and helplessness in the face of the pressures he experiences. Marie is accompanied by motifs that express her sensuality, as when she accepts a pair of earrings from the Drum Major (an act that indicates that her submission to the 'rape' at the end of act 1 was not so reluctant). A motif that is not explicitly linked with a physical object would be the pair of chords that are used to close each of the three acts, used in an oscillating repetition until they almost blur into one another. The most significant motif is first heard sung by Wozzeck himself (in the first scene with the Captain), to the words ' Wir arme Leut' (poor folk like us). Tracing out a minor chord with added, it is frequently heard as the signal of the inability of the opera's characters to transcend their situation. Beyond this, Berg also reuses motifs from set pieces heard earlier in the opera to give us an insight into the character's thoughts.

The reappearance of military band music, as in the last scene of act 1, for example, informs the audience that Marie is musing on the Drum Major's physical desirability. An almost imperceptible leitmotif is the single pitch B, symbolizing the murder.

It is first heard pp at the very end of act 2, after Wozzeck's humiliation, after his words ' Einer nach dem andern.' (one at a time), and grows more and more insistent during the murder scene, with Marie's last cry for help a two- jump from to B3, until after the murder, when the whole orchestra explodes through a prolonged crescendo on this single pitch, first in on B3, then spread across the whole range of the orchestra in octaves. Classic forms [ ] Berg decided against the use of the classic operatic forms such as or for this opera. Instead, each scene is given its own inner coherence by the use of forms more normally associated with abstract instrumental music. The second scene of act 2 (during which the Doctor and Captain taunt Wozzeck about Marie's infidelity), for instance, consists of a and triple.

Гдз По Биологии 5 Класс Пасечник Рабочая Тетрадь 2014. The fourth scene of act 1, focusing on Wozzeck and the Doctor, is a. The various scenes of the third act move beyond these structures and adopt novel strategies.

Each scene is a set of variations, but where the term 'variation' normally indicates that there is a melody undergoing variation, Berg identifies different musical elements for 'variation'. Thus, scene two is a variation on a single note, B ♮, which is heard continuously in the scene, and the only note heard in the powerful orchestral crescendos at the end of act 2, scene 2. Scene 3 is a variation on a rhythmic pattern, with every major thematic element constructed around this pattern.

Scene 4 is a variation on a chord, used exclusively for the whole scene. The following orchestral interlude is a freely composed passage that is firmly grounded in the key of D minor.

Finally, the last scene is a moto perpetuum, a variation on a single rhythm (the ). The table below summarizes the dramatic action and forms as prepared. • ^ Walsh, pp. 61–63 • ^ Hall, Patricia (2011-06-09).. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2015-05-09.

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