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[German, song]

Term referring to a German song of any era, but most commonly to those of the Romantic era. The lied (plural = Lieder) has been in existence since the 15th century and has undergone many changes of form. The Lieder of the Romantic era are characterized by their expressive emotion and the prominent piano accompaniment.


Romantic: Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118

See Also

[English] art song


Last Updated: 2013-02-14 19:15:07