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Berceuse   Listen
Berceuse  n.  (Mus.) A vocal or instrumental composition of a soft tranquil character, having a lulling effect; a cradle song.

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"Berceuse" Quotes from Famous Books

... Serenade Schubert The Nightingale Delibes Overture, "Stradella" Flotow Berceuse, "Jocelyn" Godard Selections, No. 11, "La Boheme" Puccini Am Meer Schubert ...
— New York at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis 1904 - Report of the New York State Commission • DeLancey M. Ellis

... never really transgressed the limits set for him by his first great works. And so, even if his long illness caused the deterioration, the hardening, the formularization, so evident in his most recent work, the sonatas, the "Epigrammes," "En blanc et noir," and the "Berceuse heroique," and deprived us of much delightful art, neither it nor his death actually robbed us of some radical development which we might reasonably have expected. The chief that he had to give he had given. What his age had ...
— Musical Portraits - Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers • Paul Rosenfeld

Words linked to "Berceuse" :   lullaby, song, cradlesong

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