Definitions for "Art song"
Keywords:  piano, singer, song, poetry, solo
genre consisting of poetry set to music for solo singer and piano. This genre became extremely popular during the Romantic period with such composers as Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. Also called a "lied." ( Lesson 25)
a relatively short piece of music written by a person commonly referred to as a 'composer', and set to a text intended to be poetic, for a classically-trained vocalist with some form of accompaniment (usually but not restricted to the pianoforte)
a short classical work for voice and piano that is set to great poetry