History of Classical Music

Tone Poem

(Romantic 3)
The tone poem (also known as the symphonic poem) is similar to the program symphony because it, too, tells a story. The difference between a tone poem and the romantic symphony is that the tone poem only consists of one long movement.

The most Famous composer of tone poems was Richard Strauss. His tone poems include Don Juan and Der Rosenkavalier.

Richard Strauss
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Sample Works:

MIDI Example Don Juan


Don Juan, MIDI sequence by Robert Goodyear
    from Classical MIDI Connection

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