Theory and Analysis Answer 10

Example D. Bartok, Mikrokosmos, no. 142

Which of the following compositional characteristics are found in Example
D above?

a. serialism d. free atonality

b. pentatonicism
e. pandiatonicism

c. polymeter

f. ostinato

For further study of twentieth-century compositional techniques, see:

Kostka, Stephan and Dorothy Payne. Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2004. (Specifically Chapter 28)

For more in-depth and complete coverage of twentieth-century compositional techniques, see the following resources:

Kostka, Stephan. Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music. 2nd edition. Prentice Hall, 1990.

Straus, Joseph N. Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory. 3rd edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.