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 As a map of Austin’s musical journey, the recital moved through spirituals and standard repertoire into 20th-century and contemporary art song and opera. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 Rojas will perform Latin American art songs along with four students from the University’s School of Music Voice Department. Elena Giardina,, 15 Sep. 2023 Mélusine is half French chanson/half idiosyncratic art song, which in its course reveals its own soaring majesty. Spin Staff, SPIN, 5 June 2023 The Yiddish art song duo Tsvey Brider—singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin—will perform April 22 at Temple Beth-El, 2179 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205. Ryan Michaels | The Birmingham Times, al, 15 Apr. 2023 These playlists cover a variety of genres, including opera, Renaissance music, art song and minimalism. Javier C. Hernández, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2023 Mélusine, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s new album (released on March 24th), is half-French chanson/half-idiosyncratic art song that, when taken as a whole, reveals itself to be a creature of soaring majesty as well. Steve Hochman, SPIN, 28 Mar. 2023 There, the French baritone Stéphane Degout, with the pianist Cédric Tiberghien, will present an evening of art songs from composers including Fauré, Schubert, Debussy and Lili Boulanger (April 3 and 5). Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2023 But Appl favored a highly dramatized approach, clearly inspired by one of his mentors, the celebrated art song interpreter Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 31 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of art song was in 1868

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“Art song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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