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Musical style   /mjˈuzɪkəl staɪl/   Listen
Musical style

An expressive style of music.  Synonyms: genre, music genre, musical genre.

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"Musical style" Quotes from Famous Books

... built on a motive which has grown out of the love-motive by contrary movement, with a characteristic triplet accompaniment. Throughout it follows the expression of the words closely, using the previous motives, and is a model of Wagner's musical style in the more lyric portions. Wagner has remarked in one of his essays how Beethoven will sometimes break up his motives and, taking one fragment, often consisting of not more than two notes, develop it into something entirely new. The following scene is built on motives developed out of the ...
— Wagner's Tristan und Isolde • George Ainslie Hight

Words linked to "Musical style" :   musical genre, religious music, serious music, popular music, classical music, popular music genre, crossover, music, marching music, church music, African-American music, genre, black music, style, march, classical, expressive style, music genre

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