Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A descriptive or pictorially suggestive piece of music.

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Examples

  • His “To the Sea,” [10] for example, is but thirty-one bars long; yet within this limited frame he has confined a tone-picture which for breadth of conception and concentrated splendour of effect is paralleled in the contemporary literature of the piano only by himself.

    Edward MacDowell

  • Superb as this is, it is paralleled by MacDowell's tone-picture.

    Edward MacDowell

  • His "To the Sea," [10] for example, is but thirty-one bars long; yet within this limited frame he has confined a tone-picture which for breadth of conception and concentrated splendour of effect is paralleled in the contemporary literature of the piano only by himself.

    Edward MacDowell

  • I tried at first a four-hand arrangement of them, which would be much more practicable for sale, but gave up this mutilation, as I saw that in four-hand pieces the working into one another of the hands stands too much in the way of my tone-picture.

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  • The touch of authority was given to this kind of music, during the last two decades of the seventeenth century, by Arcangelo Corelli when he presented in the camera, or private apartment, of Cardinal Ottoboni's palace, in Rome, his idealized dance groups, thoroughly united by harmony of mood, yet affording a wholly new tone-picture of this mood in each of several movements.

    For Every Music Lover A Series of Practical Essays on Music

  • Through it a tone-picture is invested with animation, and a clue is given to the disposition of tonal forms.

    For Every Music Lover A Series of Practical Essays on Music

  • Principal violist Christine Grossman is featured on this lyrical and poetic tone-picture.

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  • Traveller stands perplexed, "a graphic tone-picture of the wanderer lost in the snow is presented.

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