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Definition of Symphony

Symphony

  1. A consonance or harmony of sounds, agreeable to the ear, whether the sounds are vocal or instrumental, or both.
  2. A stringed instrument formerly in use, somewhat resembling the virginal.
  3. An elaborate instrumental composition for a full orchestra, consisting usually, like the sonata, of three or four contrasted yet inwardly related movements, as the allegro, the adagio, the minuet and trio, or scherzo, and the finale in quick time. The term has recently been applied to large orchestral works in freer form, with arguments or programmes to explain their meaning, such as the "symphonic poems" of Liszt. The term was formerly applied to any composition for an orchestra, as overtures, etc., and still earlier, to certain compositions partly vocal, partly instrumental.
  4. An instrumental passage at the beginning or end, or in the course of, a vocal composition; a prelude, interlude, or postude; a ritornello.

Symphony Quotations

In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace.
Michio Kaku

When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
Madeleine L'Engle

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
Robert Fripp

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line.
Maximilian Schell

You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Symphony Translations

symphony in Afrikaans is simfonie
symphony in Dutch is symfonie
symphony in Finnish is sinfonia
symphony in French is symphonie
symphony in German is Sinfonie
symphony in Italian is sinfonia
symphony in Swedish is symfoni
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