to go faster and faster
Art Music (song)
Setting of a poem for solo voice and piano translating the poem’s mood and imagery into music, common in the romantic period.
character pieces
brief musical piece, intended for piano, that expresses a certain idea or mood. especially Germany
progressing melodically by intervals of a second.
Progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second.
he study of social and cultural aspects of music and dance in local and global contexts.” [1]
idee fixe
Term coined by Berlioz for a theme which recurs, perhaps obsessively, in different movements of a work
he text used in an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio and cantata, musical, and ballet.
is the scholarly study of music
national material in a composition to associate it with the composer’s homeland.
is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble)
Program Music
Instrumental music associated with a story, idea, or scene, often found in the romantic period.
becoming slower
slight holding back or pressing forward of tempo to intensify the expression of the music, often used in romantic music
song cycle
Group of art song unified by a story line that runs through their poems or by musical ideas linking the songs
vocal form in which the same music is repeated for each stanza of a poem.
timbre (tone color)
quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice form another.
Tonality (key)
central note, scale, and chord within a piece, in relationship to which all other tones in the composition are heard.
can mean notating a piece or a sound which was previously unnotated, as, for example, an improvised jazz solo