symphonic poem


Definition of symphonic poem

: an extended programmatic composition for symphony orchestra usually freer in form than a symphony

Examples of symphonic poem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under Slobodeniouk, music director of Spain’s Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia, the symphonic poem from 1909 readily conjured the image that inspired it. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Cleveland Orchestra champions the overlooked with Hamelin, Slobodeniouk," 25 Oct. 2019 Inspired by a poem by Stephane Mallarme, Debussy’s ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun’ is a 1894 symphonic poem. Mike Giuliano, Howard County Times, "Columbia Orchestra turns to France for 40th season finale," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of symphonic poem

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Symphonic poem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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