Definition of Tone poem

1. Noun. An orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales.

Definition of Tone poem

1. Noun. (music) A piece of symphonic music which, like a poem, has a narrative or descriptive theme ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tone Poem

tone arm
tone arms
tone colour
tone deafness
tone decay test
tone dialing
tone dialling
tone down
tone ending
tone language
tone mark
tone marks
tone number
tone numbers
tone of voice
tone poem (current term)
tone poems
tone sandhi
tone scale
tone system
tone up
toned down(p)

Literary usage of Tone poem

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1. Stories of Symphonic Music: A Guide to the Meaning of Important Symphonies by Lawrence Gilman (1907)
""DON JUAN," TONE-POEM: Op. 20 This work is usually placed first on the list of ... The subject of this tone-poem is the " Don Juan" of Nicolaus Lenau ..."

2. Life of Richard Wagner by Carl Friedrich Glasenapp, William Ashton Ellis (1906)
"Thematic details ; problems of the revision. The " tone-poem " conducted at Zurich ; its reception elsewhere. Und so ist mir das Dasein eine Last, ..."

3. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"Op. 23; the tone poem for orchestra, "Tod und Verklärung," Op. 24; the three-act opera " Guntram," Op. 25 ..."

4. How to Appreciate Music by Gustav Kobbé (1906)
"Originator of the tone poem. Nor does Richard Strauss require such tactics. He has made three excursions into music-drama and he may make others. ..."

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