Is a type of
designed to depict an
emotion, mood, scen
e, story or event.
descriptive kind of
linked to a
scene, idea, poem or
As a program
preface added to
an idea of
to direct listener’s
attention to the
Symphonic poem or Tone poem
4 main forms of orchestral program
Is a composition for the orchestra that narrates a
It mainly focuses on elements of nature and sceneries
in the field.
The story narrated is about
mystery, witchcraft, death, and emotions.
Is a french composer
He learned to play the flute
and guitar as a boy.
First compositions were
Symphonie fantastique –
written during the time
when he was madly in love.
Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
Is a sonata form with one movement that is
patterned from the opera overture which also has
one movement that develops in opera mood.
Not for stage presentation
Intended as an individual concert musical piece.
The most known concert overtures are festival and
Generates poetic ideas, creates a mood and develops
The form is flexible symphonic poem
Examples : “Don Juan” and “Don Quixote”, Franz
Liszt “Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 - 12
Born in Munich, Germany
He received thorough a
trainings from his father
during his youth and began
to compose at an early age.
He died on September
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Is a composition that sets the mood for a specific
It is heard before and during a performance or play of
a staged drama.
Includes the famous “Wedding March” by
Born in Germany.
He came from distinguished
intellectual and artistic
family. He grew up in a
Great conductor and
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
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