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art song

noun
1.
a song intended primarily to be sung in recital, typically set to a poem, and having subtly interdependent vocal and piano parts.
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Origin of art song
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Almost all folk-music, indeed, exacts a vocal method of its interpreter quite distinct from that of the art song.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten

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