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Humoresque

 

(1) A musical composition of a humorous and, sometimes, lyric nature. It was introduced into piano music by R. Schumann in his Opus 20. Humoresques for piano have also been written by Grieg, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and R. K. Shchedrin. O. Taktakishvili has written humoresques for chamber orchestra.

(2) In literature, a humorous miniature in prose or verse, such as V. V. Mayakovsky’s “Poem About Different Tastes.”

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This uniquely designed volume contains thirty-nine texts--grotesques and humoresques.
The eight Humoresques are coupled with the Poetic Tone Pictures on a Supraphon CD (SPR 3399).
53) "L'humour dans les proverbes judeo-espagnols," Humoresques, No.
Selections in the Illinois collection that were among the standards in the Sousa Band repertory are the following original Sousa works and transcriptions: "The Chariot Race" (1890), "Three Quotations" (1895), "Over the Footlights in New York" (1897), "Sounds from the Revivals" (1876), "Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle" (1901), "The Last Days of Pompeii" (1893), and "People Who Live in Glass Houses" (1909); the humoresques "The Band Came Back" (1895), "Look for the Silver Lining" (1922), "Gallagher and Shean" (1923), "Follow the Swallow" (1926), and "Among My Souvenirs" (1928); and "Comes Autumn Time" (1925, Sowerby-Sousa), the overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (1905, Nicolai-Sousa), and Casse noisette (Nutcracker; 1893, Tchaikovsky-Sousa).
Tibbetts, about the 'American' Suite, the Humoresques and the Violin Sonatina amount to no more than expanded programme notes.
Tagore; poetry from The Bhagavad Gita, Neruda, and Gandhi; music by Beethoven, Satie, and Debussy; humoresques, and more.
On the other hand, it remains true that the composer's fame rests--today as it did a hundred years ago--on a small number of "evergreens" like the New World Symphony, The Slavonic Dances and Humoresque in G flat major, while many of his chamber works, songs, choral songs and especially operas continue to be overlooked.