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programme music

music that is intended to depict or evoke a scene or idea Compare absolute music
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  • Before taking up the works themselves, let us consider the form of which it is the soul, the principle of programme music.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • A product of the romantic school is called "programme music."

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Besides, we have the story in our minds as with programme music.

    Diversions in Sicily H. Festing Jones
  • He thus became one of the most ardent and enlightened originators of what is now known as “programme music.”

  • Two familiar forms of programme music have grown out of the attempts of the romanticists.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • In reality, "programme music," in some form or other, has existed for many generations.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
  • But then this question of the fallibility of programme music is an eternal one.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • The programme music of Berlioz was simply larger and more flamboyant than the little exercises of Bach in the same direction.

  • The starting-point of his momentous voyages was the idea of what is called "programme music."

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • The futurists wanted, so to speak, programme music, the cubists pure music without any taint of worldly and literary associations.

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