tone poem

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an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales

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As a great composer of orchestral tone poems, evoking something nonmusical or following a narrative thread, Sibelius came naturally to the idiom of songs.
Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the 165-strong orchestra in a performance of Richard Strauss' romantic tone poem Ein Heldenleben, and Thomas Ades' Asyla, a contemporary work about the search for solace and refuge and featuring techno rhythms of the '90s clubbing scene.
Neither the symphony nor the tone poem can compete with Previn (EMI) or Ashkenazy (Decca) whose recordings exhibit levels of passion and subtlety that elude Slatkin.
Strauss' tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra was used in the television coverage of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
From Don Juan's opening upward leap in the strings to his death shuddering on violas they demonstrated their talent for gaudy colours - ideal for Richard Strauss' vivid tone poem - with principal clarinet Katherine Lacy and the horns more colourful, sonorous and powerful than their colleagues.
Kerry Turner's tone poem for symphony orchestra was performed by the Luxembourg Philharmonic in March, with subsequent bookings in Germany.
International superstar Midori is the soloist in Walton''s Violin Concerto and the programme is bookended with music by Richard Strauss, his narrative tone poem Don Juan, and from the opera Salome -Dance of the Seven Veils with soloist Nadezhda Serdiuk.
Elder can make you hear even something as familiar as Richard Strauss's tone poem Don Juan with fresh ears.
Serious musicians prove they can have a sense of humor with Beowulf Tone Poem, a German polka band that manages to cover Black Sabbath songs without guitars.
In keeping with the evening's unspoken theme - and as he did last week in another tone poem, Sibelius' ``Finlandia'' - the conductor made contrasts a high priority.
Today's orchestra played his tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra with passion and perfection, from its dramatic opening, through its changing moods to its mysterious conclusion.
Skillfully interweaving vivid moving images with montages of the black and white photos taken by the Khmer Rouge of their victims, Matthews constructs an eerie, haunting tone poem about an atrocious period and place.
Accompanied by singers and instrumentalists playing an innovative complement of western, Indian, and traditional flamenco instruments, and soulful cantadors, the austere tone poem culminated in the poignant "Contratiempo .
His best - known pieces include Suite Bergamasque (1890 - 1905), a piano suite containing the famous Clair de lune; Prelude a l'apres - midi d'un faune (1894), a tone poem inspired by Mallarme's eclogue L'Apres - midi d'un faune; Pelleas et Melisande (1902), his only opera, composed to Maeterlinck's play; La Mer ( The Sea, 1905), a tone poem; Children's Corner Suite (1908), a piano suite; and Jeux ( Games, 1913), a ballet.