art song

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art song

n.
A lyric song intended to be sung in recital, usually accompanied by a piano.

art′ song`


n.
a song intended primarily to be sung in recital, typically set to a poem, and having subtly interdependent vocal and piano parts. Compare lied 2.
[1885–90]
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Roderick Williams The Courtyard, Hereford CHIEFLY renowned until now as a sensitive interpreter of English song and German Lieder, baritone Roderick Williams is now moving into exploring French artsong, and his recital to a packed, receptive audience in Hereford's welcoming and comfortable Courtyard proved absorbingly rewarding.
We have long been familiar with the classic eighteenth-century Scottish popular artsong repertory, whose summits include pieces like "The Lass o' Patie's Mill", "The Birks of Abergeldie", and "The Broom of the Cowdenknows", and its fascinating links with theories of culture and national identity developing during the Scottish Enlightenment.
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