Definition of Sprechgesang in English:
noun[mass noun] Music
A style of dramatic vocalization intermediate between speech and song.
- The vocal parts are treated according to three alternating styles: song, spoken voice, and a sort of intermediate Sprechgesang, which mingle easily.
- The solo part for this cycle of 21 songs to poems by Giraud (translated into German) is notated in approximate pitches (known as Sprechgesang or Sprechstimme).
- In the music of Alban Berg, the progression from speech, through speech-melody (Sprechgesang) to singing, and back again becomes an essential part of the structure.
German, literally 'speech song'.
Definition of Sprechgesang in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan