Tone Poems

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 music
Symphonic poems

Who was most closely associated with the tone poem?
Franz Liszt

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