a form of tone poem, scored for a symphony orchestra, in which a literary or pictorial “plot” is treated with considerable program detail: originated by Franz Liszt in the mid-19th century and developed especially by Richard Strauss.
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Origin of symphonic poem
First recorded in 1860–65
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He spoke vaguely to me of studies for new symphonic works, presumably in the symphonic-poem form of Liszt.Unicorns
music an extended orchestral composition, originated by Liszt, based on nonmusical material, such as a work of literature or folk taleAlso called: tone poem
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