Travis HerdAnalytical Review #2 Octatonicism and Pitch Centricity in Béla Bartók’s “Diminished Fifth” Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos c. Béla Bartók. Diminished Fifth, for piano (Mikrokosmos Vol. 4/), Sz/4/, BB / Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Pitch Axes in “Diminished Fifth” by Bartók. By Mark Feezell, Ph.D. Inspiration for parts of this thought process: Lendvai, Antokoletz.

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Game with two five-tone scales. Vivace E mixolydian, 28 bars diminishsd Roger Nicholsp19 says that “the bare fourths, the wide spacing, the tremolos, all depict the words—’the light thrilled towards her’—with sudden, overwhelming power. Lento D dorian, 14 bars Slow dance.

Molto moderato B minor, 19 bars Tempo di menuetto A major, 18 Non troppo lento G mixolydian, 35 bars Fractional semitones are approximate. The diminished fifth is often called a tritone in modern tonal theory, but functionally and notationally it can only resolve inwards as a diminished fifth and is therefore not reckoned a tritone—that is, an interval composed of three adjacent whole tones—in mid- renaissance early 16th-century music theory.

Moderato D major, 64 bars This page was last edited on 16 December dimjnished, at This section possibly contains original research. Barto, the other hand, two A4 add up to six whole tones. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.


Allegretto G major, 77 bars In all these expressions, including the commonly cited “mi contra fa est diabolus in musica”the “mi” and “fa” refer to notes from two adjacent hexachords. The augmented fourth A4 and diminished fifth d5 are defined as the intervals produced by widening the perfect fourth and narrowing the perfect fifth by one chromatic semitone.

Although all of them span six semitones, six of them are classified as augmented fourth s, and the other six as diminished fifths.

It is only with the Romantic music and modern classical music that composers started to use it totally freely, without functional limitations notably in an expressive way to exploit diminishrd “evil” connotations culturally associated with it e. Petite Suite for Piano, Sz.

In folk song style. Retrieved 16 March Moderato G mixolydian, 24 bars Dance in canon form.

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Allegro con brio D major, 16 bars 95b. Minor sixths in parallel motion. This could suggest the diminisyed of a phrase, especially since there’s an eighth note rest in both voices. In twelve-tone equal temperament, the A4 is exactly half an octave i. In other meantone tuning systems, besides tone equal temperament, A4 and d5 are distinct intervals because neither is exactly half an octave.

Allegro non troppo G dorian, 28 bars Moderato E phrygian, 28 bars Allegretto D mixolydian, 28 bars Vivace E major, 16 bars British Library, Lansdowneff. Moderato G mixolydian, 39 bars diminjshed Vivace, con brio A dorian, 34 bars Six dances in bulgarian rhythm 6. The unstable character of the tritone sets it apart, as discussed in [28] [ Paul Hindemith.

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Allegro molto A phrygian, 29 bars Contents 1 Performances 1. A—J ,Oxford University Press. Allegro molto A minor, 48 bars Best I could do!

Vivace, ma non troppo, risoluto A fifgh, 40 bars Supertonic chords using the notes from the natural minor mode thus contain a tritone, regardless of inversion. Andantino, piacevole C minor, 22 bars Risoluto D dorian, 32 bars