Definition of art song in English:

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art song


A song written to be sung in recital, typically with piano accompaniment and often set to a poem.
Example sentences
  • Mahler, meanwhile, took the art song from the recital venue to the concert hall by replacing the piano accompaniment with orchestra.
  • In fact, this concert, co-sponsored by the Vocal Arts Society, was the inauguration of a major project, involving Hampson and his Hampsong Foundation, to revive interest in America's art song.
  • He ends up, then, with a weird but accessible art song.

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