tr.v. mu·si·cal·ized, mu·si·cal·iz·ing, mu·si·cal·iz·es
To adapt for performance with singing and musical accompaniment; set to music: to musicalize a play by Shakespeare.

mu′si·cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˌmjuːzɪkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Music, other) the adaptation of a novel, play, etc into a musical form
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The breadth of topics that are viable for musicalization has also expanded, particularly recently, with more chamber-like works such as The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, and Fun Home being rewarded for their adventurousness with the Tony Awards' top prize.
As Wolf argues in Chapter 9, exploring the musicalization of fiction can inspire new insights into the otherwise obscure area in literature, thereby generating new possibilities in textual analyses (254).
Exposed this, according to Chaves, Tuleski, Lima and Girotto (2014), pedagogical practices based on visual arts can offer didactic resources and rich possibilities for the full development of student teaching and learning, because "[...] educational practices should prioritize musicalization, didactic procedures with fabrics, or teach to enchant through characters of stories, through the rhythm and movement of poetry and songs" (Chaves et al., 2014, p.
The "musicalization of the phonograph," (once perceived as a toy by serious musicians), advanced a new "cultural hierarchy," according to David Suisman, as gramophone companies became tastemakers and gatekeepers who signified class, elegance, and a sort of sacralization of art, which served to archive "the world's greatest musical artists" (Suisman 2009, 110).
The musicalization of natural sounds is the subject of multiple essays, including but not limited to W.
While a number of Benedetti's poems exhibit a utopian impulse in their inherent optimistic language, in this section, I want to focus on poems that also serve as song lyrics, precisely because their musicalization allow for the utopian to reach a wider public through the interplay between verbal and non-verbal forms of expression, to echo Levitas's terms.
Back when a musicalization of Newton's life was still just an idea, Smith mentioned it to Rich Timmons.
The paper focuses on Gass's conception and use of language, musicality and musicalization in passages from two works of his fiction--"A Fugue", a passage from The Tunnel (1995), a novel that received the American Book Award, hid novella The Pedersen Kid (1961).
Wolf, The Musicalization of Fiction: A Study in the Theory and History of Intermediality (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999), and W.
In this way, the lyric art, written, sung, or played, represents an essential "musicalization of experience" (xi).
There is more to be said, for instance, about Huxley's concept of the "musicalization of fiction" as it applies to Woolf's novels.
As in the case of a medium, (inter)mediality can also be conceived of in both a narrow and a broad way: the narrow sense focuses on the participation of more than one medium within a human artefact (see Wolf, Musicalization 37).