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n. Music
A whimsical or fanciful composition.

[German Humoreske, from Humor, humor, from English humor.]
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(ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk) or


(Classical Music) a short lively piece of music
[C19: from German Humoreske, ultimately from English humour]
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(ˌhyu məˈrɛsk; often ˌyu-)

a musical composition of humorous or capricious character.
[1875–80; < German Humoreske]
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Like the more typical American films Humoresque (1920; adapted from a Fannie Hurst short story) and His People (1925; written by Isadore Bernstein), Wegener's third golem film in conjunction with its framing devices at the Criterion commodified Jewishness for American as well as Jewish audiences.
Showing an unexpectedly sentimental side to the Chicago crime boss nicknamed Scarface, "Humoresque" reminisces about lighter moments outside of prison.
Showing an unexpectedly sentimental side to the Chicago crime boss nicknamed Scarface, 'Humoresque' reminisces about lighter moments outside of prison.
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.
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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.
(329) The lower court conducted a bench trial on the case, during which the plaintiff's expert testified that he was able to detect a "substantial similarity" between the works and that the plaintiff's work did not show any similarity to Antonin Dvorak's "Humoresque." (330) The defendant in turn introduced its own expert who claimed that, while there was similarity to the "average ear," both works drew on Dvorak's "Humoresque," a prominent work in the field.
We have a "strut," a sassy, schmaltzy waltz-type, a straight-ahead swing number, and a jazzy take on Dvorak's famous Humoresque. The keys are E minor, G major (x 2), and C major, and the overall range is d [sharp]-f"--very accessible.
As a curiosity, Abell reinstated an "occupational humoresque"--a rhythmic symphony of snores, beating rugs, street sweepers and other noises--to Act III for the first time since 1935.
Keats's unheard melodies are "ditties of no tone" (emphasis mine) lacking the empirical reality of the inner voice in Schumann's Humoresque. In considering how "melodies" that do not exist in the empirical realm can provoke a powerful aesthetic response, it is important to note that for people who are clinically deaf from birth and thus have had no experience of hearing musical sounds, the distinction between heard and unheard melodies is fundamentally meaningless.
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.