art song

noun

Definition of art song

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 The preliminary screening submissions of an aria, oratorio or art song (or portion) of choice are not to exceed five minutes in length, recorded and submitted online. Courtney Mcgee, baltimoresun.com, 27 Aug. 2019 Their high-intensity interpretations sometimes seemed more suited to opera than art song. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, 17 July 2019 SongFest: A Journey Through Schubert Lieder An in-depth exploration of the Austrian composer’s art songs. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, 14 June 2019 DuPont will present a recital of art songs, spirituals and gospels by both female and male black composers on June 26. Elizabeth Nonemaker, baltimoresun.com, 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of art song

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Art song.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art%20song. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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