Art song in French See also the Article History. Melodie (French for "melody"), accompanying French art song of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries The 19th-century melodie was often a setting of a serious lyric poetry for solo voice and piano that recognizedably blended and united the poetic and musical genres, similar to the German Lied. The term is generally applied to songs with formal structures and that use classical music styles such as leitmotifs, polyphonic writing, and strict metric division between stanzas. They were popular in France, Germany, and Austria and influenced by those countries' composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms.
During the nineteenth century in France, an art song was either a vocal composition intended for singing or piano duet, or a piano piece intended for vocal performance. The term was first used by Louis Joseph Vance who described some poems by Alfred de Musset as "art songs for voice and piano". Later it came to denote any short dramatic poem written for voice and piano. In this sense it overlaps with the work of Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, and Gustav Mahler. However, unlike these composers, whose works are based on literary texts, the art song composer uses his own words where possible.
Meaning of Melodie in French Baby Names: Melody is the meaning of the name Melodie in French Baby Names. It may also be used as a noun to mean a song or musical piece.
Melody is the English and Welsh version of the Greek name μελωδία (melōdia), which means "sweet melody". The name was very popular with children of Roman Britain because it was used by the early English poets for their poems that were set to music.
The first syllable of melody is often used as a prefix, such as melodicist, melodeon, melanconic, melanoma. It can also be used as an adjective, such as melodic, melodious, or monophonic (only one note at a time).
The second part of the name -die- is derived from the Latin word dierum, meaning "of days". This is because originally music notes were listed by day of the week, so Monday's note would be D, Tuesday E, etc.
Thus the full meaning of Melody in French is "sweet melody of days" or "pleasant song of days".
Based on our discussion thus far, a "art song" may be defined as "a poem put to music, generally for trained voice and piano accompaniment, with a length of around three minutes." Because "lied" (singular) and "Lieder" (plural) are the German words for such classical songs, the phrases "art song," "lied," and "lied" will be used interchangeably. Although art songs come from all over Europe, they were originally written for the musical theater.
In the 19th century, Europe was going through a period of cultural explosion called the Romantic Movement. Artists such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin were famous for their instrumental compositions that included dramatic melodies and powerful harmonies. The composers of the time felt that it was important for voices to join in this creative process by adding text to some of these pieces. As a result, art songs began to appear on stage, recording sheets, and pamphlets. These poems were set to music and often included simple chord progressions and melodic lines that could be easily learned by amateur singers. Art songs are best known for their beautiful language and emotional power; many people say that they can understand relationships between artists and patrons, or love stories, through their poetic lyrics.
European art songs have had a huge influence on modern music. Most rock bands today would not be able to play if it weren't for jazz musicians who took note of its rhythmic complexity and improvisational nature. Jazz musicians also drew inspiration from art songs' use of harmony and form.
France's national anthem is "La Marseillaise." The song was written in 1792 in Strasbourg by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle following France's declaration of war against Austria and was originally named "Chant de Guerre pour l'Armee du Rhin" ("War Song for the Army of the Rhine"). It was later renamed "La Marseillaise" after the city in which it was written.
"La Marseillaise" was first played at a military parade in Paris on 20 April 1795. It has since become the official national anthem of France.
Liside (lily) and tricolore (tricolour) are the two main elements used in French flags to denote its status as the national flag. Other symbols can be added to the flag, such as a shield with three red balls inside a circle (from the French royal coat of arms) or a white star with five black rays (representing the number 5 from the crown of France).
The modern French flag was adopted in 1798 by the National Convention. It consists of three equal horizontal stripes of blue, yellow-green, and red; while the national emblem is placed between the green and red stripes.
French citizens are required by law to display the French flag throughout France during ceremonies held to honor France or France's leaders, such as elections or commemorations of historical events.