Song Cycle music

A song cycle is a set of individual songs conceived to be performer in sequence, either choral, or for solo voice. It is difficult to properly define a song cycle, because its definition overlaps with the one of 'song collection'. However, it may be said that a song cycle is meant to be presented as a unit from its composition, and the pieces -which can be as few as two or three or as much as thirty- share some kind of unifying thread. This can be the authorship of the text, the text itself, a thematic connection, etc.
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Popular composers Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Claude Debussy  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Sergei Rachmaninoff  ·  Maurice Ravel  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Various  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Richard Wagner  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Erik Satie  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  ·  Henry Purcell  ·  Cécile Chaminade  ·  Béla Bartók  ·  Isaac Albéniz  ·  Max Reger  ·  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Gustav Holst  ·  Michel Rondeau  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  Modest Mussorgsky  ·  Richard Strauss  ·  César Franck  ·  Heitor Villa-Lobos  ·  Carl Czerny  ·  Charles Gounod  ·  Jean Sibelius  ·  Stephen Foster  ·  Léo Delibes  ·  Enrique Granados  ·  Gustav Mahler  ·  Claudio Monteverdi  ·  Louis Spohr  ·  Girolamo Frescobaldi  ·  Giovanni Palestrina  ·  William Byrd
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