- a typically 19th-century German art song characterized by the setting of a poetic text in either strophic or through-composed style and the treatment of the piano and voice in equal artistic partnership: Schubert lieder.
Origin of lied2
Examples from the Web for lieder
Why not be content with song-cycles or ballads, or lieder like Brahms's and Schumann's?War Letters of a Public-School Boy
(Beilage) pp. 881-896; also reprinted in his Lieder un' Gedanken.
"You can call me Lieder, Hans Lieder," he said, and was gone.Six Girls and the Tea Room
Marion Ames Taggart
To speak truly, they were more like little cantatas than lieder.Handel
Olivia happened to be note-perfect in one or two of the Lieder.My Lord Duke
E. W. Hornung
- music any of various musical settings for solo voice and piano of a romantic or lyrical poem, for which composers such as Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf are famous
Word Origin and History for lieder
"German romantic song," 1852, from German Lied, literally "song," from Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod, from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (see laud). Hence Liederkranz, in reference to German singing societies, literally "garland of songs."
The plural of lied, the German word for “song.” It refers to art songs in German mainly from the nineteenth century. The most notable composer of lieder was Franz Schubert.