Definition of Programme music
1. Noun. Musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events.
Generic synonyms: Composition, Musical Composition, Opus, Piece, Piece Of Music
Lexicographical Neighbors of Programme Music
Literary usage of Programme music
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Oxford History of Music by William Henry Hadow (1905)
"CHAPTER VII programme music BERLIOZ and Liszt were not content with the novel possibilities opened up by the infusion of the romantic spirit into the ..."
2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"In the programme music of to-day there are also idealists, ... Mr. Newman argues that programme music of the most detailed and definite sort is good art, ..."
3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"... and the condensed statement of his view of programme music there given is worth quoting : ' Le compositeur a eu pour but de développer, dans ce qu'elles ..."
4. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"programme music I take up with some trepidation the subject of programme music partly because of my own incom- 1 Introduction to Let Fleurs du mal of ..."
5. The World's Progress: With Illustrative Texts from Masterpieces of Egyptian by Delphian Society (1913)
"PROGRAMME Music. The final outcome of the Romantic movement in music was the ... By programme music, or "music with a poetic basis," is meant that which ..."
6. Music (1901)
"Kuhnau prepared the way for the first artistic programme music. His valuable service consisted in the establishment of a new theoretical basis for programme ..."
7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1909)
"One of the strangest features of the reception of this symphony by the musical press has been the implication that a symphony as programme music is a new ..."