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date: 16 January 2021

Klangfarbenmelodie (Ger., ‘sound-colour melody’). 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Alison LathamAlison Latham

A term introduced by Schoenberg in 1911 for a ‘melody’ of timbre, in which the instrumentation of a piece is as important as the pitch and rhythm and has its own structural function. Schoenberg himself attempted this in the central movement of his Five Orchestral Pieces (... ...

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