9 LOOKS AT ” Pierrot “.
These are nine short looks at the character of ” Pierrot ” with the help of all the 5 or more
instruments which Schoenberg used in his expressionistic masterpiece .
miniature Charakterstuecke are in no way Schoenbergian – if anything , they achieve
the Bergian ” in parvis multa” ! – these little picture of Pierrot’s soul or utterances develop the few tones
Look 1. Look 2then with its Piccolo already thinks forward to the “lusingando” of Look 4.
Look 3 ‘s short scramble ends with the solo high flute tremolando.
Look 6 makes all
serious – can Pierrot also be maestoso ? Look 7 with its Bass Clarinet and Piano
shadows resonates with low colours, sombre.
In Look 8 the Piano explodes.
The final Look 9 is the longest of these ” Look”s and extends all
the ideas till its lengthening second half – with its deeply resonating piano bass –
announces the catastrophic.