tone poem


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tone poet noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Sea can be seen as sequel of sorts to 2020's The Glass Hotel, but Emily St. John Mandel's slim metaphysical novel stands on its own, too: a story like a tone poem, uncannily lovely and profound. Ew Staff,, 30 June 2022 Those questions led me to choose the impressionistic tone poem of a documentary Faya Dayi as my No. 1. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 14 Dec. 2021 Composed in 1904, The Mystic Trumpeter is a 20-minute tone poem in five connected sections, inspired by Walt Whitman’s eponymous poem. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021 The Big Red One’s a tone poem. For Fuller, writing the film was a visceral psychological experience. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Adapting structural innovations from Liszt’s then-recent B minor Piano Sonata, Reubke’s organ sonata is a Lisztian tone poem dramatizing the psalm’s verses. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 23 Nov. 2020 From the muted, mysterious opening of the longer Aida Sinfonia — itself a veritable tone poem of conflicting scenes and emotions — to great scurries of strings and explosions of brass, Luisi had the orchestra on high alert. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 30 Oct. 2020 At the time of its original release, Wenders was highly regarded for his 1984 film Paris, Texas and 1987’s Wings of Desire, both thoughtful, artistic tone poems. Eric Adams, Wired, 21 Apr. 2020 Writer-director Conor McPherson dodges the clichés of the jukebox musical with this piercing tone poem set in Minnesota during the Great Depression and soulfully annotated with the songs of Bob Dylan. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tone poem

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tone poem was in 1902

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