Lied
(leet)


[Ger., 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.

See also art song.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Lied, Romantic:
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 13
Schumann: Die Soldatenbraut, Op. 64, No. 1
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 12

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