Definition of Singspiel

1. n. A dramatic work, partly in dialogue and partly in song, of a kind popular in Germany in the latter part of the 18th century. It was often comic, had modern characters, and patterned its music on folk song with strictly subordinated accompaniment.



Definition of Singspiel

1. Noun. (music uncountable) An early German form of opera consisting of spoken dialogue interspersed with song. ¹

2. Noun. (music countable) An opera in this style. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Singspiel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Singspiel

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Literary usage of Singspiel

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"We find the earliest traces of the singspiel in the German miracle - plays, ... The first singspiel in imitation of the Italian opera without any spoken ..."

2. Handel by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1901)
"Chapter II The singspiel and Opera at Hamburg—Keiser—Handel joins the Opera at Hamburg—Journey to ... THE singspiel had been attempted, but without success, ..."

3. The Opera: A Sketch of the Development of Opera : with Full Descriptions of by Richard Alexander Streatfeild (1897)
"... AND singspiel PERGOLESI—ROUSSEAU—MONSIGNY—GRETRY— CIMAROSA—MILLER WHILE Gluck was altering the course of musical history in Vienna, another revolution, ..."

4. The Rise and Development of Opera: Embracing a Comparative View of the Art by Joseph Goddard (1912)
"Dr. Franz Gehrung, of Vienna, states that it was from thor.e given outside— as being of a freer and (ultimately) of a humorous character—that the singspiel ..."

5. Catalogue of the Library of the Boston Athenaeum by Boston Athenaeum, Charles Ammi Cutter (1882)
"A choice drop of honey from the rock Dean «wilt's life. Dublin. 1849. 8°. Wilden. Die; singspiel. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"After this, half a century went by before the singspiel is heard of again. In 1743 the Do'b- belin company in Berlin produced without success a German ..."

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