bonsai
 n.— «The chamber-music arrangement of “Das Lied,” begun by Arnold Schoenberg early in the last century, presents the blueprint of the piece but sounds harsh without the cushioning of more than one musician on each of the string parts. The program notes refer to it as a “bonsai” version, but there’s nothing miniature about it except the numbers: 14 players.» —“Orchestra brings vigor to a dynamic pairing” by Richard Dyer Boston Globe Apr. 26, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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