Blake Gopnik explores the new show and looks at eight images that helped form a symphony of work that changed art forever.
Hank Paulson enters the Oval Office talking a mile a minute and waving his hands like a symphony conductor.
The son of a French horn player in a symphony orchestra, he began playing the piano “against my will,” he laughs, at age 3.
Offering a symphony of subtlety to a Middle East problem may well be too "American."
Are you depressed, like me, that symphony orchestras are declaring bankruptcy, but Justin Bieber earned $58 million last year?
He worked on the Mass, the Ninth symphony, and on smaller compositions from which he expected quicker returns.
In the presence of a mountain the sound of a hammer is as rich as a symphony.
But he had not noticed the similarity of smell, and he did not recall the Fifth symphony.
Cots at symphony concerts may yet command the highest premiums.
The orchestra of nature began a symphony of celestial sounds.
late 13c., the name of various musical instruments, from Old French symphonie "harmony" (12c.), from Latin symphonia "a unison of sounds, harmony," from Greek symphonia "harmony, concert," from symphonos "harmonious," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + phone "voice, sound" (see fame (n.)).
Meaning "harmony of sounds" is attested from mid-15c.; sense of "music in parts" is from 1590s. "It was only after the advent of Haydn that this word began to mean a sonata for full orchestra. Before that time it meant a prelude, postlude, or interlude, or any short instrumental work." ["Elson's Music Dictionary"] Meaning "elaborate orchestral composition" first attested 1789 (symphonic in this sense is from 1864). Elliptical for "symphony orchestra" from 1926.