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[leed; German leet] /lid; German lit/

noun, plural lieder
[lee-der; German lee-duh r] /ˈli dər; German ˈli dər/ (Show IPA)
a typically 19th-century German art song characterized by the setting of a poetic text in either strophic or through-composed style and the treatment of the piano and voice in equal artistic partnership:
Schubert lieder.
/liːd; German liːt/
noun (pl) lieder (ˈliːdə; German) (ˈliːdər)
(music) any of various musical settings for solo voice and piano of a romantic or lyrical poem, for which composers such as Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf are famous

“German romantic song,” 1852, from German Lied, literally “song,” from Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod, from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (see laud). Hence Liederkranz, in reference to German singing societies, literally “garland of songs.”
lieder [(lee-duhr)]

The plural of lied, the German word for “song.” It refers to art songs in German mainly from the nineteenth century. The most notable composer of lieder was Franz Schubert.


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