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  1. symphonic poem, tone poemnoun

    an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales


  1. tone poemnoun

    A piece of symphonic music which, like a poem, has a narrative or descriptive theme

  2. Etymology: Calque of Tondichtung (Ton "tone", Dichtung "poem")


  1. tone poem

    A tone poem is a piece of orchestral music in one movement that is based on an extra-musical idea or story, often inspired by a poem, novel, painting or other work of art. It seeks to musically evoke the mood, emotions, and atmosphere associated with the referenced narrative or artwork. Though it appeared throughout historical periods, the term is most closely associated with Romantic music of the late 19th century, particularly with the works of composers like Richard Strauss and Franz Liszt.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tone poem in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tone poem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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