Talk:List of program music

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Are the two Brahms pieces listed - the Tragic Overture and the Academic Festival Overture - really pieces of program music? The former has some vague notion of being "tragic", as the title suggests, but there's nothing more specific to it than that, as far as I know. The latter just quotes a few drinking songs, it doesn't even have a vague notion behind it, does it? Or is there more to this than I'm aware? --Camembert

Maybe I was reaching. Now that I think about it, Brahms is a lot less programmatic than even Bruckner! Dmetric 20:01, 4 Jun 2004 (UTC)

How is Beethoven's Sonatina in F program music? --Stratford15 21:29, 15 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would have expected Holts' The Planets to be listed here. --GreggSaffell (talk) 12:18, 16 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ravel and Debussy wrote almost entirely in this style, I'm shocked Ravel has so little on his list and completely astonished that Debussy isn't even listed. I don't think anyone could argue that pieces such as "A Boat on the Ocean", "The Valley of Bells", the rest of the Miroirs suite or everything that Debussy wrote (eg. Reflections in the Water) aren't program music... Look Busy (talk) 21:42, 16 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indeed. A list of the Debussy works that are not program music would be shorter than a list of those that are. -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 21:51, 16 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]