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Symphony (Fr. simphonie, symphonie; Ger. Sinfonie, Symphonie; It. sinfonia)locked

  • Jan Larue,
  • Eugene K. Wolf,
  • Mark Evan Bonds,
  • Stephen Walsh
  •  and Charles Wilson

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A term now normally taken to signify an extended work for orchestra. The symphony became the chief vehicle of orchestral music in the late 18th century, and from the time of Beethoven came to be regarded as its highest and most exalted form. The adjective ‘symphonic’ applied to a work implies that it is extended and thoroughly developed....

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