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Symphonic poem   /sɪmfˈɑnɪk pˈoʊəm/   Listen
Symphonic poem

An orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales.  Synonym: tone poem.

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"Symphonic poem" Quotes from Famous Books

... declared with vehemence that this Schilsky was a genius. Although so great a violinist, he could play almost every other instrument with case; his memory had become a by-word; his compositions were already famous. At the present moment, he was said to be at work upon a symphonic poem, having for its base a new and extraordinary book, half poetry, half philosophy, a book which he, Dove, could confidently assert, would effect a revolution in human thought, but of which, just at the minute, he was unable ...
— Maurice Guest • Henry Handel Richardson

Words linked to "Symphonic poem" :   composition, musical composition, tone poem, piece of music, piece, opus

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