Chapter 20: Romantic music Notes 1.)What is an art song? a.a song for solo voice and piano with high artistic aspirations 2.)Definition of through-composed a.a term used to describe music that exhibits no obvious repetitions or overt musical form from beginning to end 3.)Which form is often used for setting hymns and pop songs? a.Strophic 4.)One of the hallmarks of the Romantic era was a lively interest in literature, and especially poetry. Composers believed that music could intensify poetic sentiments by expressing things that words alone could not. a.True 5.)What is a "Schubertiad"? a.a social gathering for music and poetry that featured Schubert's songs and piano music 6.)What is strophic form? a.a musical form often used in setting a strophic, or stanzaic, text, such as a hymn or carol; the music is repeated anew for each successive strophe 7.)Why did composers suddenly show a great interest in writing art songs during the nineteenth century?