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n. Music
A whimsical or fanciful composition.

[German Humoreske, from Humor, humor, from English humor.]


(ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk) or


(Classical Music) a short lively piece of music
[C19: from German Humoreske, ultimately from English humour]


(ˌhyu məˈrɛsk; often ˌyu-)

a musical composition of humorous or capricious character.
[1875–80; < German Humoreske]
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Porat, who is considered to be one of the most original voices to have emerged in recent years with artistic activity encompassing a wide spectrum of work as a pianist and composer, will perform Images of Piano, Book I and PrAaAaAeA@lude AaAaAeA l'aprAaAaAeA@s -- midi d'un faune by Claude De Suite en La by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Humoresque for piano in B-flat major by Robert Schumman.
Born in Romania, Negulesco was a painter who worked in Hollywood as an art director and second unit director before directing short films and commercial successes like Johnny Belinda, The Mask of Dimitrios, Humoresque, How to Marry a Millionaire, and Three Coins in the Fountain.
Some [euro]12,000 was bid for a page of music and lyrics to Humoresque - written by Capone after he was locked u was after ambush ia wo"tui LIVINGSTON ON AUCTION in Alcatraz in 1934.
Lea Jacobs argues that 7th Heaven reaches back to the proletarian comedies of Borzage's silent period--immigrant comedies such as Humoresque (1920), The Nth Commandment (1923), and The First Year (1926)--whilst simultaneously embracing the experimental camerawork and Modernist sets instigated by Murnau.
As ever, Gordon entertained with great stories and opened the second half with March on a Yorkshire Tune and Hornpipe Humoresque by Noel Rawsthorne.
As an established concert pianist, he is equally at ease performing the Tchaikovsky Bflat Piano Concerto, improvising on Tatum's Humoresque, playing his own transcription of Broadway musicals or making the audience snap their fingers to his own arrangements of the music of the great jazz artists.
We have a "strut," a sassy, schmaltzy waltz-type, a straight-ahead swing number, and a jazzy take on Dvorak's famous Humoresque.
Keats's unheard melodies are "ditties of no tone" (emphasis mine) lacking the empirical reality of the inner voice in Schumann's Humoresque.
After landing the role of Crawford, Dobson watched a number of her films once more, including Mildred Pierce and Humoresque.
There is also a memorable moment when a light-hearted, flirtatious song quotes Antonin Dvorak's famous Humoresque, which grants the music a specific sense of place as well as a momentary playfulness that feels almost grotesque in this context and yet truly belongs.
Mary Fletcher, Cumbernauld A Humoresque (1946) was based on the novel by Fannie Hurst and starred Joan Crawford at her best.
He regarded it as a lighter work than its predecessors, calling it his Humoresque.