Idée fixe
(ee-DAY feeks)


[Fr., fixed idea]


A term referring to a recurring theme that appears in many movements of the same composition.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, I (idée fixe)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 19
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, II (idée fixe)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 20
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, III (idée fixe)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 21
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, IV (idée fixe)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 22
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, V (idée fixe)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 23

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