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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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tone poem

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9 Strauss Orchestrated Songs 11 Series III Symphonies and Tone Poems Vol.
He is also known for his tone poems, the more than 100 songs for voice and piano, and his incidental music for numerous plays.
Sibelius is known mainly today for the magnificent seven symphonies, the Violin Concerto and the tone poems, of which Finlandia and The Swan of Tuonela are probably the most popular.
Arnold Schoenberg's Journey From Tone Poems to Kaleidoscopic Sound Colors
And the symphonies and tone poems of Sibelius are said to transport us to distant Finnish forests and icy Nordic landscapes.
Virtually from the day they were written, Strausss tone poems from the late nineteenth century works such as Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Death and
Two of his Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin proved delightful miniatures, persuasively introduced by Edward Gardner, the orchestra's popular principal guest conductor.
And this programme featuring powerful tone poems by Delius and Richard Strauss, with Grieg's own piano concerto at its heart, was the perfect showcase.
Ottorino Respighi's "Church Windows" is a musical marvel of four tone poems calling to mind stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes and characters.
It's no better expressed than here in his collection of short English tone poems, presented by EMI on one of their "Great Recordings of the Century" albums.
Sibelius is an exploration any classical music library needs: it considers Sibelius' musical language, its origins and works, and the elements which make his music distinct, offering two full-length CDs to accompany text--and providing two complete symphonies and two of his most popular tone poems in the process.
Based on four tone poems by Gustav Mahler, London Musici and the guest baritone Damian Thantrey infused into this strangely compelling performance a truly sublime mood that set the neck hairs prickling.