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tone poem

n.
A piece of music that is based on an extramusical theme, such as a story or nationalistic ideal, and usually consists of a single extended movement for a symphony orchestra. Also called symphonic poem.
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tone poem

n
(Classical Music) another term for symphonic poem
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symphon′ic po′em



n.
an extended programmatic composition for symphony orchestra.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.tone poem - an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
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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Explore late 1800s Russian arts and culture through Tchaikovsky's tone poem "Francesca da Rimini" and sample authentic Russian vodka and snacks at Russia Distilled, set for 7-9 p.m.
We are just at the beginning, for the first two volumes have been issued: the composer's first tone poem, Macbeth (1888-91), and the early lieder, opp.
Butterworth's incredibly moving Tone Poem, A Shropshire Lad, based on the poems of AE Houseman, with its invocation of the English countryside, and Glazunov's contemplative violin concerto which ends full to the brim with life and toe-tapping exuberance, contrasts with the dark brooding Pathetique Symphony of Petr Tchaikovsky.
Founder members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys join the Orchestra to perform an exciting programme including some of their big ambient tone poem pieces such as Stanlow, Sealand and Ghost Star.
Darkness & Light - A Kirklees Tone Poem: Tuesday November 20 5.45pm-6.30pm, Huddersfield Town Hall, FREE Musica Kirklees presents guitarist Craig Ogden, the Musica Youth Orchestra and three young ukulele ensembles performing a new tone poem composed by Callum Dewar.
Now based in Austin, Texas, the writer/director has crafted another extravagant tone poem, this time set to the background of the local music festivals.
The orchestra painted in Sadko, a delightful tone poem, a vivid musical portrait of the minstrel to set the sea creatures dancing.
This tragic love story about a Finnish "Lorelei" is like a vocal tone poem, complete with water metaphors of cascading strings, splashes of color and fluttering flutes.
The other eight pieces span Mascagni's career, from an 1880 student setting of the Lord's Prayer (Padre nostro) to a miniature tone poem from 1930.
The holiday tour continues in Spain with Rimsky-Korsakov's vibrant and supremely colourful tone poem Capriccio Espagnol.
QATAR Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) performed yet another Richard Strauss' tone poem titled 'Also sprach Zarathustra' at Katara Opera House recently, along with a selection of lesser known composer Hagi Khan Mohammadov's lively concerto for oud and orchestra as well as Zoltan Kodaly's Hary Janos Suite.
Birmingham Conservatoire will perform the tone poem Chaos and Cosmos, which Britten presented to his parents for their wedding anniversary in 1927.