Modernism 50: Spotify Picks is a Spotify playlist that depict Modernism music from the early 20th century.

One of the pieces is the opening movement of Bela Bartok’s fifth string quartet. Like some other of his pieces it has an arch form, where each section is repeated but in reverse order. Here, Bartok takes this concept further by not only have the sections in reverse order but, for instance, have the melodies in each section are inverted.

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