art song


Definition of art song

: a usually through-composed song for solo voice and accompaniment — compare folk song

Examples of art song in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Auditions are by appointment only and include a classical or art song vocal solo of your selection, a chromatic vocalise and pitch-matching exercises, some simple sight-singing, and an optional prepared passage from Handel’s Messiah. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2022 Kim will be replaced by American baritone John Brancy, who won first prize in the art song division at the 2018 Concours Musical International de Montreal competition. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Jan. 2022 Company general director David Bennett gave the recitalists free rein to craft the concert programs, and Blythe’s lineup was entirely aria- and art song-free. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2021 As a lyricist and as a composer, Porter’s voice is that of cosmopolitan sophistication and deeply etched emotion, and of the early mixture of jazz, blues, ragtime, art song and show-tune sensibilities. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 1 Oct. 2021 The second movement is gentler, with a wistful theme that blends the accents of French art song and Brazilian jazz, and the third proves the liveliest and most harmonically adventurous of the set. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, 27 Feb. 2021 Opera fans can get an online fix of arias and art songs in the Dallas Opera’s upcoming Lone Star Vocal Competition. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 27 May 2020 Soprano Mari Hahn is a versatile performer of opera, art song, oratorio, music theater and jazz. Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2020 Mezzo-soprano Linda Porter and sopranos Mari Hahn and Stasia Jamieson perform a concert of trios, songs and arias from operatic and art song milieus. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of art song

1868, in the meaning defined above

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