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Symphony No 5. C Minor, Op 67
Dah dah dah dum! Motivic consistency, organic, scherzo (like minuet, triple meter) fragmentation to two notes, then one. tension, fematas, solo oboe, extra long coda,
Erlkonig (The Erlking)
lied-minature, only piano accompaniment- horses, through composed, 3 distinct characters,
Dichterlibe (A Poet's Love)
song cycle- many poems, common theme, some strophic some through composed, ends first poem without cadence, ebbing and flowing,
autobiographical, idee fixe-obsession, bigger orchestra, program symphony,
Ring Cycle, The Valkyrie
Leitmotiv, 4 nights of opera, dramatic, character's thoughts, not quite an aria,
Pictures at an Exhibition
promenade that changes, based on russian folk tune, written for piano, quituple meter, music set to paintings
Three Nocturnes, Clouds
impressionistic, suggestive not explicit, slow, no solid-forward theme, vague rhythm, low drum roll, no true form (ABA') or structure, fragmentary
The Rite of Spring
Arrhythmic, no story, avant garde, folk tune fragments, dissonant polyphony, off rhythmic accents
"Night" and "Moonfleck" song cylce, sprechstimme- speech-song, avant garde, expressionism, chromatic ostinato, atonal, chamber orchestra,
The Unanswered Question
two conductors, 3 separate sections, strings, brass, woodwinds each representing, not traditional polyphony, question repeated the exact same,
Lux Aeterna (Internal Light)
16 solo singers + chorus, all twelve pitches chords, focusing pitches, explores texture as music
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