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art music

noun
1.
music in the classical tradition, as opposed to popular or folk music.
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  • Politics and religion—finance and agriculture—science and art—music and history, were all largely discussed.

    The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
  • The vocal solo had no place in their system and hence it never appears in the art music of their time.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera William James Henderson
  • The art music of the time was polyphonic, that is, constructed by so interweaving melodies that harmonies resulted.

    For Every Music Lover Aubertine Woodward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for art music

art music

noun
1.
music written by a composer rather than passed on by oral tradition Compare folk music
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