Mathematical Aspects in the Second Viennese School of Music
Mathematics and Music seem nowadays independent areas of knowledge. Nevertheless, strong connections exist between them since ancient times. Twentieth-century music is no exception, since in many aspects it admits an obvious mathematical formalization. In this article some twelve-tone music rules, as created by Schoenberg, are presented and translated into mathematics. The representation obtained is used as a tool in the analysis of some compositions by Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (the Second Viennese School) and also by Milton Babbitt (a contemporary composer born in 1916).
KeywordsEurope Hexa Tempo Milton
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