A Potpourri is a musical form of a structure similar to that of a medley, namely ABCDEF... and usually employed in light music. In a potpourri sections tend to be juxtaposed with no significant connective passages between them, creating a non repetitive musical discourse. The potpourri form is usually found in medleys of popular tunes, or in overtures to modern operas or musicals, where a continuous stream of themes and sections is presented.
|Popular composers||Johann Strauss Jr · Jacques Offenbach · Carl Czerny · Mauro Giuliani · Anton Diabelli · Johann Nepomuk Hummel · Matteo Carcassi · Friedrich Dotzauer · Giulio Briccialdi · Charles Dupee Blake · Henri Cramer · Jacques-Georges Cousineau · Christian Frederik Barth · August Conradi · Johann Christoph Vogel · Carl Wilhelm August Blum|
|Instruments||Chamber group · Guitar · Harp · Orchestra · Piano · Piano 4 hands · Solo Instrument and Piano · String Quartet|
|Periods||Classical · Romantic|