nightpiece

nightpiece

(ˈnaɪtˌpiːs)
n
1. (Art Terms) art a work of art representing a night scene
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature a literary composition possessing qualities generally associated with the night
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In another nightpiece by Friedrich, Contemplation of the Moon, the same man is accompanied by a woman who rests her forearm on his shoulder as they both stand in reverie before the moon and the evening star.
He esteemed most his "Poems of the Imagination," pointing, for examples, to "Yew Trees" and "A Nightpiece."(2) These are fine poems, to be sure, the first better than fine, but they have no story, no splendor of language, no human passion, no human drama.
's works are highly imaginative song cycles based on poems by Heine (Dichterliebe), Chamisso (Frauenliebe und Leben), and others, four symphonies, one piano concerto, and many sets of piano pieces with titles such as Papillons (Butterflies), Carnaval, Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood), and Nachtstuckeuml (Nightpieces).