Suite for Piano (Schoenberg)
Arnold Schoenberg's Suite for Piano (Suite für Klavier), Op. 25, is a twelve tone piece for piano composed between 1921 and 1923. The "Gavotte" movement contains, "a parody of a baroque keyboard suite that involves the cryptogram of Bach's name as an important harmonic and melodic device (Stuckenschmidt 1977, 108; Lewin 1982–83, n.9[clarification needed])" and a related quotation of Schoenberg's op. 19/vi.
Edward T. Cone (1972) has catalogued what he believes to be a number of mistakes in Reinhold Brinkmann's 1968 revised edition of Schoenberg's piano music, one of which is in measure number five of the Suite's "Gavotte", G♭ instead of G♮. Henry Klumpenhouwer invokes Sigmund Freud's concept of parapraxes (i.e., mental slips) to suggest a a psychological context explaining the deviation from the note predicted from the tone row.
- Klumpenhouwer, Henry (1994). "An Instance of Parapraxis in the Gavotte of Schoenberg's Opus 25", p.246, Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Autumn), pp. 217-248.
- Cone (1972), p.72.
- Klumpenhouwer (1994), p.218.
- Cone, Edward T. 1972. "Editorial Responsibility and Schoenberg's Troublesome 'Misprints'". Perspectives of New Music 11, no. 1, Tenth Anniversary Issue (Fall–Winter): 65-75.
- Lewin, David. 1982–83. "Transformational Techniques in Atonal and Other Music." Perspectives of New Music 21, nos. 1–2:312–71.
- Stuckenschmidt, H. H. 1977. Schoenberg: His Life, World, and Work, translated by Humphrey Searle. London: Calder.