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I think this answer probably works best in context. In my opinion, the French term doesn't really match what can be heard in the song, which obviously makes things more difficult! Many thanks also to everyone else who answered and commented. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Actually I think one person's symphonic climaxes might be another's hackneyed chord progressions, but beauty lies in the ears of the hearer... (Gret vid though!)
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Explanation: A "montée" is literally a rise. In music you would call that a piece which starts quiet and then progressively gains in intensity.
Your best bet is to listen to that artist and understand for yourself what is meant by that.
Asker: Thanks Damien. I've been listening to the track in question (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs) but I'm still not sure. The symphonic passages do seem to "rise" in a way, but I'm still searching for an equivalent English term that sounds exactly right to me.
I think this answer probably works best in context. In my opinion, the French term doesn't really match what can be heard in the song, which obviously makes things more difficult! Many thanks also to everyone else who answered and commented.
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kashew France Local time: 03:02 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 16
Both listening to and watching the piece (on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs), I wouldn't hold that talking about "symphonic" qualities in a literal sense bears much meaning in this case.
Rather than that, I find that the basic structure alternates between some kind of individual "reading" or "call" and collective or orchestral "affirmation" of or "respose" to it, which is increasingly intensified towards the end.
Gert Sass (M.A.) Germany Local time: 03:02 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 8