Tonality of Selected Compositions by Arnold Schoenberg
by Jeffrey Sward
 
Tone row pitches are always expressed using sharps rather than flats in order to maintain compatibility with the limitations of online fonts.
 
Year Title Opus Tonality Type Notes
1902 Brettl Lieder 00 none Tonal G major, F major, G major, G major, F major, F major (D major insert), A major,
1899 Verklärte Nacht 04 Tonal D minor to D major
1903 Pelleas und Melisande 05 Tonal D minor
1905 String Quartet No. 1 07 Tonal D minor
1905 Sechs Lieder 08 Tonal  
1906 Chamber symphony No. 1 09 Tonal E major
1908 String Quartet No. 2 10 Tonal F-sharp minor - D minor - E-Flat minor - F-sharp major
1909 Gedichte aus Das Buch der hängenden Gärten by Stefan George 15 Free Atonality  
1909 Fünf Orchesterstücke 16 Free Atonality  
1909 Erwartung 17 Free Atonality  
1913 Die glückliche Hand 18 Free Atonality  
1911 Herzgewächse 20 Free Atonality  
1912 Pierrot Lunaire 21 Free Atonality  
1923 Serenade 24 Mixture of Free Atonality and prototype Twelve-Tone Examples:
Movement three is free atonaly, essentially a ten-tone row. F and B do not occur. F# and G# repeat.
Movement four is twelve-tone E D D# B C G# C# F# A F G A#
1923 Suite for Piano 25 Twelve-tone The first generally accepted complete twelve-tone composition.
E F G C# F# D# G# D B C A A#
1924 Wind Quintet 26 Twelve-tone D# G A B C# C A# D E F# G# F
1926 Suite 29 Twelve-tone D# G F# A# D B C A G# E F C#
1927 String Quartet No. 3 30 Twelve-tone G E D# A C F F# B A# C# G# D
1928 Variations for Orchestra 31 Twelve-tone A# E F# D# F A D C# G G# B C
1928 Klavierstücke 33a Twelve-tone A# F C B A F# C# D# G G# D E
1931 Klavierstücke 33b Twelve-tone B C# F D# A G# F# A# G E C D
1930 Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene 34 Twelve-tone D# F# D E C# C A B A# G# F G
1936 String Quartet No. 4 37 Twelve-tone D C# A A# F D# E C G# G F# B
1939 Chamber symphony No. 2 38 Tonal E-flat minor
1943 Theme and Variations for Band 43a Tonal B-flat major
1943 Theme and Variations for Orchestra 43b Tonal B-flat major
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Text file containing all tone rows matrixes click here..
 
Another viewpoint of tone row structure is at https://people.carleton.edu/~jlondon/2ndviennese.htm.
 
 

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