Describe the 19th Century “tone poem.”
Music that sought to evoke images or art forms separate from the music; often based on or inspired by nonmusical works
What were two other names for the tone poem?
Programmatic musicSymphonic poems
Who was most closely associated with the tone poem?
What was the tone poem’s relevance to film?
It puts images to the music instead of the listeners having to imagine it
What’s one example of a tone poem?
Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn
What is absolute music?
Music that is not meant to evoke other art forms