Structural Functions of Harmony - Chart of the Regions

Arnold Schoenberg1939/1948

Arnold Schönberg Center

Arnold Schönberg Center
Vienna, Austria

The genesis of Arnold Schönberg’s theoretical writings of the American period lay in the pedagogical work that Schönberg found it necessary to provide for his students who lacked sufficient background for advanced study in theory and composition. Structural Functions of Harmony stand in direct succession to the Harmonielehre (Theory of Harmony). The concept of region, as an enlargement of modulation was introduced in earlier writings, than in Structural Functions, where it is considered as being derived from the principle of monotonality.


  • Title: Structural Functions of Harmony - Chart of the Regions
  • Creator: Arnold Schönberg
  • Date Created: 1939/1948
  • Location Created: Los Angeles, USA
  • Physical Dimensions: w30.6 x h20 cm
  • Provenance: Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Gertrud Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Nuria Schoenberg Nono, Venezia, Lawrence and Ronald Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Arnold Schoenberg Institute, Los Angeles; Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Belmont Music Publishers, Los Angeles
  • External Link: https://www.schoenberg.at
  • Medium: Ink, pencil and watercolor on paper

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