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Canzone
(Italian, 'song')

In the broadest sense, the Italian word for any lyric or poetic expression. It is in this sense that the term has been used by non-Italians as a title for selfconsciously simple or 'song-like' compositions, such as the slow movement of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, marked 'in modo di canzone'.

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