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program music

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Compositions with extra-musical content that directs the attention of the listener to a literary or pictoral association. Program music was especially popular in the 19th century.


Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46, No. 1, "Ase's Death"

Modest Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, "Bydlo"

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nocturne

Camille Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux, "Fossiles"


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