Sunday, 13 September 2009

Berg - Excerpts from Wozzeck

As promised yesterday, the particularly unpleasant solo from the second of three excerpts from Berg's Wozzeck.

Key points:
  • No key signature, and he prefixes every note with some form of accidental.  This is most unfriendly.
  • It's very exposed, and part of a fugue subject.  First, voice.  Then viola, then violin, then you.
  • On the plus side, however - it's nice and slow!
I also like the way that Sibelius 5 shows every note apart from the b flat in red, indicating that this might be a bit on the high side!

1 comment:

  1. Don't suppose you know whereabouts in the opera this is?