Most successful atonal opera. Each act uses diff kind of musical form. Based on a play, very forward looking and emotionally terrifying, traces mental/physical/emotional deterioration of a soldier-plot treated terribly has common law wife-convinced she's unfaithful-goes crazy and stabs here. Example of expressionism.
Scene I-invention on a theme(theme and variations)
Scene II-invention on a note (B natural)[murder scene]
Scene III-invention on a rhythm (dance) ..in tavern.
Atonality has changed into..
a language of free tonality and an exploration of the unconscious.
a French movement developed by painters who tried to capture their "first impression" of a subject through varied treatments of light and color.
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