Origin of symphonist

First recorded in 1650–60; symphon(y) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for symphonist

Historical Examples of symphonist

  • Hector Berlioz, the famous French symphonist, was one of the extreme romanticists.

    How Music Developed

    W. J. Henderson

  • No; in the mighty river of Beethoven the symphonist's invention shrinks to a trickle in his one opera.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone

  • Not much of a symphonist, as I have said, Moussorgsky did not even take the trouble to write an overture and some entr'actes.

  • The First Symphony calls for special mention as in it the future Symphonist is already foreshadowed.


    George Alexander Fischer

  • But he was not at his best in operatic writing,—this symphonist, this creator of great orchestral forms.


    George Alexander Fischer

British Dictionary definitions for symphonist


  1. a person who composes symphonies
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