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Art song: An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one voice with piano accompaniment, and usually in the classical tradition. By extension, the term "art song" is used to refer to the genre of such songs. An art song is most often a musical setting of an independent poem or text, "intended for the concert repertory" "as part of a recital or other relatively formal social occasion".

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Google previewMusic, An Appreciation, Brief Edition (2016)

Arts, Arts by CTI Reviews

An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one voice with piano or orchestral accompaniment. By extension, the term 'art song' is used to refer to the genre of such songs. Although categorizing a piece of vocal music as art ...

Google previewSchubert's Theater of Song (2009)

by Mark Ringer

An art song is a classical composition involving a solo singer and a piano accompanist. It is sometimes said that art songs are what opera singers perform when they are "off duty" from the opera house. There is some truth to this. Almost all ...

Google previewThe NPR Classical Music Companion (1997)

Terms and Concepts from A to Z by Miles Hoffman

An art song is a poem set to music. When the marriage of poetry A K and music is a healthy one, the poetic images inspire and inform the musical language, while the music illuminates and intensifies the emotional expression of the words.

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Singer (2014)

by Matthew Hoch

Russian Art Song Sylvester, Richard D. Tchaikovsky's Complete Songs: A Companion with Texts and Translations.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Romantic Music (2013)

by John Michael Cooper

while art song typically ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1919)

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The art song, as contrasted with these simple folk melodies, is represented by the work of such composers ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Art song in the 18th-20th centuries. In the 18th century, the middle class came to be highly influential as audience for and consumer of music. Song composers often attempted to create vocal music accessible to this ...

Google previewAlfred's Pocket Dictionary of Music

by Sandy Feldstein

Art song 13 Anticipation. A nonharmonic tone in the melody sounded before the chord in which it is contained, Antiphonal, Used related to singing or instrumental playing indicating that two or more groups alternate in performing sections or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Art song : Designed to stand alone and written for the concert hall, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 (2004)

by Christopher John Murray

The Art Song. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953. Landau, Anneliese. The Lied: The Unfolding of its Style. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1980. Meister, Barbara. Art Song: the Marriage of Music and Poetry.

Google previewMusic Dictionary (2008)

Paperback Lessons by Hal Leonard Corp.

art song: A serious vocal composition, generally for voice and piano. Denotes a selfcontained work (contrast with aria). ASCAP (abbr., AS- kap): “American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.” A performing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (2013)

by Steve Sullivan

a dolorous art song that evokes the spirit of the blues while departing markedly from its ...

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