programme music


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programme music

n
(Music, other) music that is intended to depict or evoke a scene or idea. Compare absolute music
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Noun1.programme music - musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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ROCK legends U2 are set to donate [euro]2million in profits from their Irish gigs to education programme Music Generation.
That's about 150 minutes too many for some, but if you enjoy full-bloodied, colourful (occasionally brash) romantic programme music this set is a joy - for those new to Respighi it's a great place to start.
In Don Quixote, since it is programme music, I want, through sound, to express the character, the feelings, the atmosphere and sometimes even the action, which is the content in Strauss' music.

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