tone poem

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This introduction is like a compressed tone poem depicting their lovemaking. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: An Ecstatic ‘Rosenkavalier’ Introduces a Conductor to Carnegie," 30 Mar. 2018 In time, the students wove their material into something that resembles the theatrical equivalent of an orchestral tone poem. David Lyman, Cincinnati.com, "CCM students set sail for Scotland to perform water-themed show with 'no plot whatsoever'," 5 July 2018 At this juncture in his career — with the early, literary tone poems behind him and the shift to a full focus on opera just getting under way — his ability to deploy instrumental resources for pictorial ends is at a high point. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. Symphony follows Strauss over a mountain," 13 Apr. 2018 Salonen brought out the unabashed eroticism and sensuality of the Richard Dehmel poem that inspired Schoenberg’s tone poem. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Esa-Pekka Salonen wraps up CSO residency with an intense 'Transfigured Night'," 25 May 2018 The latter was the first in a string of movies in which Murray's wry sadness has been a perfect fit for Anderson's precise, idiosyncratic comic tone poems. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Bill Murray on finding and giving joy with his New Worlds concert tour," 14 Apr. 2018 This 45-minute orchestral tone poem, a series of cresting waves and immersive water imagery, caught hold of listeners’ imaginations as few pieces have, and has refused to let go. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Morlot’s farewell tour with Seattle Symphony puts spotlight on John Luther Adams," 28 Mar. 2018 Instead, he’s written a script that is more akin to an orchestral tone poem. David Lyman, Cincinnati.com, "Review: 'Kill Move Paradise' at Know Theatre compels us to confront hard truths," 3 Mar. 2018 Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben is a tour de force for the orchestra — an enormous Romantic tone poem with rich texture and amazing writing for strings, winds and brass. Beth Wood, sandiegouniontribune.com, "10 things to love about the San Diego Symphony’s upcoming season," 29 Sep. 2017

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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