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A cradle song. A song sung to a child to soothe her to sleep, or a gentle, quiet song. The instrumental lullaby (most often for piano) is based on Frédérick Chopin's Berceuse opus 57 and is characterized by a rhythmic ostinato that suggests a gentle and steady rocking feel. Many composers have written in this genre including Frédérick Chopin  Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy along with many others.

See Also

[English] cradle song
[French] berceuse (f)
[German] Wiegenlied (n)
[Italian] ninna nanna (f)


Last Updated: 2016-06-02 20:08:05