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date: 02 April 2020

symbolism. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Richard Langham SmithRichard Langham Smith

A term for the ways in which musical elements may in some way be connected to extra-musical phenomena: the words of a poem, a natural object, or a person or emotional state. More specifically, Symbolism was a late 19th- and early 20th-century literary movement, principally in France (see below).... ...

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